Rural Missouri - May 2014 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 Departments 4 5 When steel sings 8 Truman State University's steel band brings the islands to Kirksville 14 21st century alchemy Missouri Snapshots contest Enter our 4th annual amateur photo contest, sponsored by Missouri State Parks 14 Outdoors 21st century alchemy 18 Out of the Way Eats Hangar Kafe 24 Hearth and Home Bring on the beef Kingsville's Missouri Bullet Co. turns lead into gold 16 Columns Hart to heart Wooden spirit Montgomery County wooden hat maker builds a name with craft whiskey 12 Comments National and statewide news 30 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 14 34 Marketplace Classified ads 28 A dog named Jim Jim the Wonder Dog bow-wowed skeptics with astounding intelligence 20 36 Neighbors A life on the line 38 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy Art from ashes Artist Adam Brown creates moving portraits for those who grieve 20 About our cover F ew places capture Missouri's Ozark history and culture like Alley Mill. This summer, this quintessential Shannon County grist mill will receive some tender loving care to ensure the iconic structure remains standing for future generations to enjoy. While the scene on this month's cover represents how Alley Mill has looked for decades, preservation efforts are underway that will change the mill's appearance slightly. The aging wood shingle roof will be replaced, and nonhistorical elements on the outside of the building - such as alarm bells and piping - will be relocated. Deteriorated and rotted structural members will be rehabilitated, and a new telephone line will be installed to serve the mill's current fire suppression system. Finally, the mill's exterior will be prepped and repaired prior to receiving a fresh coat of its iconic red paint. In addition, the large sycamore next to the Cover and photo at left by Jason Jenkins structure will be removed, as its root system is compromising the mill's foundation. Access to the mill will be obstructed during the project, but the surrounding grounds and the trail around Alley Spring, seen at left, will be open. You also may explore Storys Creek School, a one-room schoolhouse on the property. Constructed by George Washington McCaskill in 18931894, Alley Mill was larger than most mills in the Jacks Fork River area and replaced an earlier mill built on the same site in 1868. Originally unpainted, Alley Mill was first painted white with green trim, then later the famous red color associated with it today. Alley Mill is located six miles west of Eminence along Highway 106. For more information about the mill or the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, visit or call the park's Van Buren office at 573-323-4236. To order prints of the cover or photo at left, see page 35. MAY 2014 3

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