02/10/2017 at 8:05 pm #1847
Truman’s Home, MO02/11/2017 at 8:21 pm #2007
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 .02/11/2017 at 8:24 pm #2009
After the Arch I went to Grants Farm.
The propery was a wedding present from his slave owing father in law. Grant called the place “Hardscrabble”. The place is worth visiting.02/11/2017 at 8:30 pm #2011
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.
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:
The mill was built by George Washington McCaskill, my Great great great grandfather.02/13/2017 at 10:41 am #2065
On Sunday I started my day here:
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.
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.
General Lyon was the first Union General to be killed in the War. Lincoln declared a day of prayer and fasting because of it.02/13/2017 at 10:42 am #2066
George Washington Carver National Monument.02/13/2017 at 10:49 am #2067
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.03/04/2017 at 9:02 pm #3249
Riding with Troy Wolf. Grabbed a few National Parks. First one, Pea Ridge National Battlefield.
It is also know as Elkhorn Tavern. The travern is still standing.03/04/2017 at 9:04 pm #3250
After Pea Ridge we headed towards the Buffalo River National Scenic Waterway.03/05/2017 at 5:31 pm #3254
A couple forts today.
First Fort Smith, Arkansas.03/05/2017 at 5:32 pm #3255
Next Fort Scott, Kansas06/06/2017 at 11:28 am #4992
Effigy Mounds, Iowa06/06/2017 at 11:29 am #4993
Hoover Presidential Library, Iowa06/06/2017 at 11:30 am #4994
Isle Royal National Park, MI06/06/2017 at 11:31 am #4995
Quincy Mine, Michigan
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