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Volume 71

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JUNE 2018

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In the wake of the water
25 years later, Missouri remembers the Great Flood of '93

12 A reunion of sorts
Volunteers brought back happy memories for Chantel Schuering

20 The queen of Moon Dance Farm
Nothing gets farmer Jane Parres down

22 Mead in Missouri
Buffalo couple educates customers with locally made mead

26 Root beer runs in the family
A secret recipe that's impacted three generations

34 Missouri Snapshots
2018 Missouri State Parks and Rural Missouri photo contest rules
photos by Jim McCarty

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here are two things that put tiny Eminence (population 600) on the map: horseback riding and
floating. These two pursuits are represented on
our cover and in the photo at left. Riders and floaters often meet on the scenic Jacks Fork River.
In 1964, Congress passed legislation making the Jacks
Fork and Current rivers the first federally protected riverways in the U.S. Since that time, outdoor enthusiasts
have swelled the population of Eminence as they pursue a
host of outdoor activities, ranging from trail riding, floating, cave exploring or backpacking on the nearby Ozark
Trail. There are 13 float outfitters, 32 businesses offering
accomodations ranging from tent camping to luxury cabins and five businesses that cater to horses. You can rent
a canoe or a horse if you don't have your own.
Nearby Rocky Falls, one of Missouri's most scenic
waterfalls, offers a place to relax in a lazy pool of water.
Kleipzig Mill, with its scenic shut-ins, is a little tougher to

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Cooperation

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Perspectives

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Eats

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Outdoors

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Recipes

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Notes

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Events

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Neighbors

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Landscapes

ABOUT OUR COVER
find but well worth the effort. Alley Spring and its historic
red mill is another popular area destination.
This month Eminence will host thousands of riders for
the Cross Country Trail ride set for June 10-16. Rides
head into the surrounding hills, mostly on old logging
roads suitable for even inexperienced riders.
Floaters can book trips that include one or both of the
scenic rivers. Float trips take you past springs and caves,
and the cool water is always refreshing in the summer.
Last year flood waters heavily damaged Eminence and
other towns along the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. It
was a struggle, but these resilient communities bounced
back. As the sign at the courthouse says, you are welcome to "spend a day or a lifetime in Shannon County."
For more information on Eminence attractions, log on to
visiteminence.com. You can learn more about the Scenic
Riverways at www.nps.gov/ozar/index.htm.
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