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Exploring Missouri's Legacy: State Parks and Historic Sites by Susan Flader,R. Roger Pryor,John A. Karel,Charles Callison,Oliver Schuchard

  • Author: Susan Flader,R. Roger Pryor,John A. Karel,Charles Callison,Oliver Schuchard
  • Book title: Exploring Missouri's Legacy: State Parks and Historic Sites
  • Category: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Publisher: University of Missouri; First edition (November 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 368
  • ISBN: 0826208347
  • ISBN13: 978-0826208347
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 674
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In this stunning book, four accomplished writers and lifelong conservationists team up with keen-eyed photographers to capture the compelling history, beauty, and recreational value of Missouri's unique state park system.

Illustrated with over 200 full-color, large-format photographs and written in a lively and engaging style, Exploring Missouri's Legacy offers an irresistible invitation to discover Missouri's spectacular variety of geology, ecology, and culture. 

The lavishly illustrated narratives go beyond the official brochures, telling the story of each park or site in a way that will enhance appreciation of its distinctive features.

With a focus on the special places Missourians have elected to preserve to represent their state and values, Exploring Missouri's Legacy opens the door to a lifetime of exploration of middle America.

4 Reviews
This book does more than just explore Missouri's legacy. It goes into a lot of detail about each of the state parks and historic sites -- enough detail to greatly enhace a visit to any of these sites. If you are planning on exploring Missouri this book will definitely be an asset.
Christmas gift ! He loved it
Having lived in Virginia, Tennessee, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Oklahoma, I can honestly say that Missouri has one of the best and strongest State Park Systems in the US. In fact, Missouri is a hidden gem in a nation of vacation goers who flock lemming like to Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Smokies.

Missouri is centrally located and has an outstanding highway system that gets you to all corners and to the most remote of its state parks.

This book provides a great source of photographs and text, which are enough to tease you for a visit to parks as diverse as Ha-Ha-Tonka, Washington State Park, Taum Sauk Mountain, and Babler to mention only a scant few.

Don't expect this tome to go into great detail about each of the parks. It doesn't, but the book's purpose is to relate how Missouri's State Park system evolved and then to showcase each one of them. And the book is remarkably succesful in achieving this goal. Perhaps the books most glaring shortcoming is the lack of maps, but this is a coffee table book and won't fit in most fanny packs.

It remains an oft looked at resource in my library. Many a trip began in its pages.

Grab a copy of this book, and let it guide you to some of Missouri's hidden treasures. And treasures they are. In 1978 I arrived in St. Louis, a Tennessee teen raised on Blue Ridge hiking. In my sullen anger at having been transplanted from God's country, I assumed Missouri had nothing to offer me. Some 25 years later, I continue to be pleasantly surprised by all that Missouri can offer. About the only thing Missouri can't provide are crowds...and that's a wonderful thing.
Beautiful coffee table size book. Finding this Outstanding book is a joy. It's really a treasure every Missouri resident would really enjoy having. The photography is very good and the information and stories are exllecent. I hope they reprint this book very son so more people can buy it.
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