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Missouri’s State Parks Highlighted In New Book

1-StateParks-COVER.indd “Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites: Exploring Our Legacy,” is an updated comprehensive guide to each of Missouri’s State Parks unique opportunities to enjoy the State’s outdoor spaces.

Susan Flader, Ph.D., talks to Don Corrigan about the new State Parks added to the book, the 100th Anniversary of the parks system, and several surprising facts and issues surrounding Missouri’s State Parks.

 

Susan Flader, the editor of the new book, is a Professor Emerita at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has spent her career teaching and writing about the environment and Missouri history. She has authored numerous articles and books and is also active in the leadership of many environmental and outdoor boards and committees.

To hear the interview continue reading below.

Produced by Holly Shanks. Music provided by House of Cowboy.

Pictured above in the podcast is Roaring River State Park. A lone fisherman enjoys solitude as the sun’s early rays pierce the morning fog. Photo credit: Kyle Spradley.

 

Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site. These extremely rare textile machines–two ring-framed ply twisters and a plain loom of 1860 vintage–demonstrate Watkins Woolen Mill’s fame as America’s finest preserved nineteenth-century textile factory. The mills has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Photo credit:Ron Ginther

Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site.
These extremely rare textile machines–two ring-framed ply twisters and a plain loom of 1860 vintage–demonstrate Watkins Woolen Mill’s fame as America’s finest preserved nineteenth-century textile factory. The mills has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
Photo credit: Ron Ginther

To find out more about “Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites: Exploring Our Legacy,” from the Missouri Parks Association CLICK HERE.

 

 

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One response to “Missouri’s State Parks Highlighted In New Book

  1. It’s a big anniversary year for state parks and for national parks. Has anyone seen the Science Center’s film on the national parks that is narrated by Robert Redford? I will be reviewing it soon. It’s worth a look. The mountain biking scenes and the climbing scenes are pretty incredible.

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