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CONTENTS
Volume 67

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JANUARY 2015

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Number 1

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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?

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Notes
Eats
Recipes

30

Events

32

Neighbors
Just4Kids

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We reveal the winners of our fourth annual photo contest, sponsored by
Missouri State Parks

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Outdoors

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17 Missouri Snapshots

ABOUT OUR COVER

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Pizza lovers can't get enough of Ugo's pies

Slavery ends in Missouri as Civil War comes to a close

Perspectives

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14 Ugo's Pizzaland

26 Fighting for freedom

Cooperation

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10 The power of a million

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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.
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