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Carter County Missouri Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, July 4, 2010
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Missouri (Carter County), Van Buren — Big Spring Ozark National Scenic Riverways National Park Service-U.S.Department of the Interior
Big Spring rises through a jumble of giant boulders causing a dramatic “boil” at the spring surface. On an average day 288 million gallons of water flow from the spring, enough to fill Busch Stadium in St. Louis in only 33 . . . — Map (db m61738) HM
Missouri (Carter County), Van Buren — Big Spring-A Karst Topography Ozark National Scenic Riverways National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Karst is a special type of landscape that is formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks, including limestone and dolomite.

A karst topography is characterized by rolling hills, deep hollows springs, caves, sinkholes and tunnels. Rain water, . . . — Map (db m61739) HM

Missouri (Carter County), Van Buren — Building Human Happiness
"We are definitely in an era of building; the best kind of building - the building of great public projects for the benefit of the public and with the definite objective of building human happiness." Franklin Delano Roosevelt Growing out of . . . — Map (db m36208) HM
Missouri (Carter County), Van Buren — Camp Hains - 1710
"Company 1710 was organized at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 3, 1933...The company was made up of approximately 200 Missouri boys, 96 from three north Missouri counties (Putnam, Caldwell, Lynn) and the remainder from Jasper County.... On June . . . — Map (db m36195) HM
Missouri (Carter County), Van Buren — Carter County Veterans Memorial
(Front):Erected by the citizens of Carter County in memory of our soldier boys who lost their lives in World War of 1917William Thomas Main Charles O. Marchbank Oscar Marchbank George L. Shiffler Ed. Morler J.L. Kinnard Charles E. McSpadden . . . — Map (db m36150) WM
Missouri (Carter County), Van Buren — CCC - A Peace-Time Army
During the 1930s, a depression slowly strangled the nation. By 1933, nearly 13 million people suffered unemployment. In March, newly elected president Franklin D. Roosevelt responded with a bill creating the Civilian Conservation Corps. Its purpose . . . — Map (db m36191) HM
Missouri (Carter County), Van Buren — There Was Work To Be Done
The CCC worked within state and national parks and forest areas across the nation combating soil erosion, fighting forest fires and building park facilities. At Big Spring, boys from 3 separate camps (Co. 1710, 734 and 1740) kept busy with a variety . . . — Map (db m36196) HM
Missouri (Carter County), Van Buren — Van Buren
(Front): Van Buren, settled as the seat of Ripley County, organized, 1833, became the seat of Carter County when it was organized from parts of Ripley and Shannon counties, 1859. Nearby Big Spring State Park, 4582 acres of Ozark grandeur, . . . — Map (db m36143) HM

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