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  • #1847
    Avataremcliney
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    Truman’s Home, MO

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    #2007
    Avataremcliney
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    It was a beautiful weekend so I decided to chase the MO NPS locations.  Yesterday I went to Truman  today my first stop was here?  I don’t think this one needs a name .

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    #2009
    Avataremcliney
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    After the Arch I went to Grants Farm.

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    The propery was a wedding present from his slave owing father in law.  Grant called the place “Hardscrabble”.  The place is worth visiting.

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    #2011
    Avataremcliney
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    Next stop:

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    This was my favorite part of my ride today. I was on a gravel road that got worse as I rode. My GPS said the road went 15 miles to a county highway. IT went 14.5 miles to the Current River, no crossing.

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    Anther 15 miles of adventure riding and I’m back on track. A fun GPS error.

    I took this picture years ago of the Alley Springs Mill that is run by the Park Service:

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    The mill was built by George Washington McCaskill, my Great great great grandfather.

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    #2065
    Avataremcliney
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    On Sunday I started my day here:

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    That is Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  It has been years sense I went through the battlefield.  I highly recommend it.  It was the first major battle west of the Mississippi.

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    The Ray Homestead.  A major part of the battle was in his cornfield.  The family hid in the cellar.  After the battle many of the wounded ended up here.

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    General Lyon was the first Union General to be killed in the War.  Lincoln declared a day of prayer and fasting because of it.

    #2066
    Avataremcliney
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    Next stop:

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    George Washington Carver National Monument.

    #2067
    Avataremcliney
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    RIDE CHALLENGE COMPLETED!  I found all 6 Missouri places operated by the National Parks Service listed in the National Parks Index.  I left home early Friday afternoon and got home Sunday night.  I rode 855 miles to get it done.

    Although I have completed the challenge I’m going to keep visiting parks.

    I’m going to see how many states I can visit at least one National Park and see how many states I can find all of the parks.

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    #3249
    Avataremcliney
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    Riding with Troy Wolf. Grabbed a few National Parks. First one, Pea Ridge National Battlefield.

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    It is also know as Elkhorn Tavern. The travern is still standing.

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    #3250
    Avataremcliney
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    After Pea Ridge we headed towards the Buffalo River National Scenic Waterway.

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    #3254
    Avataremcliney
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    A couple forts today.

    First Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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    #3255
    Avataremcliney
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    Next Fort Scott, Kansas

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    #4992
    Avataremcliney
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    Effigy Mounds, Iowa

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    Avataremcliney
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    Hoover Presidential Library, Iowa

    #4994
    Avataremcliney
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    Isle Royal National Park, MI

    #4995
    Avataremcliney
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    Quincy Mine, Michigan

     

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