Vol. II, No. 4, Spring 1989

Before the Preserves

Ranger Brownell returning a Forest Service inventory of the property of a resident family for their inspection, Clark National Forest, 1930s. U.S. Forest Service photo.

"Where daddy was raised. Old house at Round Springs, Mo." (Top) This photograph of uncertain origin, is somewhat identified in time by the NO FISHING -- NO HUNTING sign nailed to the tree, perhaps the first mark made by the 1924 Round Spring State Park. The first settlement at Round Spring, on upper Current River, was before 1840.

A part of the Pea Ridge National Battlefield, National Park Service, as it appeared in 1900. Frisco Collection photo.
U.S. Forest Service photograph, 1930s, Clark National Forest, eastern Ozarks. Exact location unknown. Note poor second growth on cutover hillsides, and gardens enclosed to fence out animals loose on the open range.


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