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James Baughn

Ten more state parks I'd like to see created

Posted Thursday, May 29, 2008, at 2:57 PM


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  • James- I really enjoy reading your blog. All of these places seem like great candidates for State Parks or Conservation Areas. I have always thought that the entire Cairo Peninsula would make a great Historic area (Just think of all the Civil war history).

    -- Posted by DPresson on Thu, May 29, 2008, at 5:03 PM
  • DPresson: I agree. In fact, Cairo could actually make for a National Park. I mentioned this as #10 on my previous list, but I didn't realize until later that serious discussions have already taken place about this. See: http://www.siu.edu/~oerdsp/defiance.htm

    I wouldn't stop at the Cairo peninsula, though. I'd incorporate the Missouri and Kentucky shores. If you take a drive on East Cairo-Holloway Road in Kentucky (the turnoff is at the east end of the Ohio River bridge), you get a nice view of the Cairo riverfront and the Cairo Railroad Bridge, the longest bridge in the world at the time of its completion.

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Thu, May 29, 2008, at 5:58 PM
  • keener springs on black river- military cemetery across the river from keener--this is a very historical place-the place has history of over 300 years--a historical trail cross at keener springs-- this trail has four names through the years-natchitoches path it cross the mississippi at cape came down crawleys ridge in stoddard co crossed the st francis river at indian ford present day wappapello-on to keener springs down through fairdealing to the current river-southwest trail started in st louis going through keener and on down to the south west-hundreds of people traveled this trail-next came the trail of tears-now since the civil war both sides used this trail- the name is now called the military road

    -- Posted by graham-don@att.net on Fri, Jul 27, 2012, at 4:39 PM