Rural Missouri - January 2015 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS Volume 67 | JANUARY 2015 | Number 1 8 14 17 photo by Larry Strong, Marshfield, photo contest semifinalist 8 Adding a tailor-made touch IN EVERY ISSUE Wenig Custom Gunstocks elevates the art of shotgun and rifle stocks Co-op members flood EPA with millions of comments - but will they listen? 12 Notes Eats Recipes 30 Events 32 Neighbors Just4Kids 35 We reveal the winners of our fourth annual photo contest, sponsored by Missouri State Parks F Outdoors 34 17 Missouri Snapshots ABOUT OUR COVER 8 22 Pizza lovers can't get enough of Ugo's pies Slavery ends in Missouri as Civil War comes to a close Perspectives 14 14 Ugo's Pizzaland 26 Fighting for freedom Cooperation 5 10 The power of a million 4 Landscapes cover and photo at right by Jim McCarty Rocky Falls begins as a swift creek that meanders or eons, water has shaped the landscape of this place we call Missouri. The rivers created broad through the hills. When it meets the rocks, it cascades floodplains in their march to the sea. In the Ozarks, down 40 feet before splashing into a wide pool that is a water dissolved limestone, pockmarking the terrain wonderful swimming hole in warmer weather. The falls can be especially spectacular in the wintertime when the with caves, sinkholes and odd limestone outcroppings. But one spot in the state defied the relentless onslaught ancient rocks take center stage. A rugged path leads to a vantage point high above the of water. Formed by volcanic activity, the St. Francis Mountains in southeast Missouri are made of hard igneous falls. Visitors this time of year can make the trek without rocks. Here, water meets its match. The region is known worrying about what might be hiding in those rocks. Be for its shut-ins, where fast-moving water is confined by aware the terrain near the falls can be slick year-round. A fall into the frigid water can be hazardous. rock and forced to take whatever path it can find. Rocky Falls is part of the Ozark National Scenic RiverOne of the finest examples of this is Rocky Falls Shutins, shown on our cover and in the photo at right. The ways. It is located 9 miles east of Winona or Eminence. Take best time to visit the falls is following a period of heavy State Route H to NN and follow it to the Rocky Falls sign. To learn more about Rocky Falls, visit rain when water runs over and around www.nps.gov/ozar/naturescience/ the pink and purple rhyolite porphyry More content inside rocky-falls.htm. To order prints of these rock that forms the shut-ins, creating a our digital edition photos, see the ad on page 28. noisy aquatic symphony. www.ruralmissouri.coop RURALMISSOURI.COOP | JANUARY 2015 3 http://www.ruralmissouri.coop http://www.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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