Rural Missouri - October 2019 - 3

CONTENTS
Volume 72

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OCTOBER 2019

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IN EVERY ISSUE
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Cooperation

5

Perspectives

14

Community

16

Eats

21

Outdoors

26

Recipes

30

Events

36

Neighbors

38

Just4Kids

Learning by doing

12 Braggin' rights
Lineman's Rodeo raises funds for International Program

18 Pursuing the paranormal
For Columbia group, ghost hunting is more than just a hobby

21 To the stars
A Rural Missouri guide to the night sky

32 Carving a club
Woodcarvers hone skills while bringing the arts to Lake of the Ozarks

ABOUT OUR COVER

M

issouri is blessed with numerous show
caves, but few are as steeped in history as
Smallin Cave located near Ozark. Henry
Rowe Schoolcraft, who visited the cave
during his tour of southwest Missouri in 1818, wrote
"We seem suddenly to be beholding some secret of the
great works of nature, which had been hid from the
foundation of the world."
October is a great time to visit the cave and step
back in time during the cave's annual Civil War Lantern Tours held on Saturday evenings from Sept. 28
through Nov. 2.
On those dates, owners Kevin and Wanetta Bright,
shown on our cover, dress for the time period and
share stories of Ozark culture and history with guests.
Friendly soldiers from the North and South serve up
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forms a backdrop for stories of the cave's role during

photos by Jim McCarty

the Civil War. Then it's on to the cave, where the tour
pauses to take in the impressive 100-foot wide and
50-foot high opening, one of the largest for any Missouri cave. In the spring a stunning waterfall pours
from the entrance. As runoff dries, colorful moss
forms on rimstone dams.
Deeper into the cave, Native American history
XQIROGVLQFOXGLQJIRRWKROGVFDUYHGLQWRDKXJHÁRZstone formation known as the Indian Ladder, shown
at right. Later explorers, including the cave's namesake, have carved their mark into the formation. The
Emerald Pool, The Showerhead and The Milk Bottle
are other interesting features pointed out on tours.
Smallin Cave is located at 3575 N. Smallin Road
in Ozark. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Saturday. For more information call 417-5514545 or visit www.smallincave.com.
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