This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Shannon, Carter, Dent, and Texas Counties, Missouri with the following interesting stats carved into it:
- In 1912, a group of outdoorsmen founded the Shannon County Hunting and Fishing Club using their influence to promote the idea of a state park that would protect the Jacks Fork River. It wasn't until 1964 that their dream was finally realized with the establishment of Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The Riverways encompassed not only the Jacks Fork, but also the Current River. Approximately 80,000 acres of rugged land along the banks of Jacks Fork and Current Rivers form Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This national park includes parts of Shannon, Carter, Dent, and Texas Counties in southeastern Missouri.
- The national park contains the world's largest collection of first magnitude springs (springs that discharge water at a rate of at least 100 cubic feet of water per second). It also contains over 300 known caves, numerous sinkholes and losing streams.
Personalize your own map by choosing 3 options from the links below. Each option you choose will be engraved where the corresponding number is shown on the map in the image. Once you've made your selection, hit the back button and go to the next option. Add names and dates as a message during checkout. We will send a graphic proof for approval prior to production. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Interesting factoid: Back in 1913, an Illinois doctor named C.H. Diehl bought Welch Spring for eight hundred dollars. Dr Diehl believed that the spring water had healing properties and that cool, pollen free air coming from the adjacent cave would be beneficial for people with asthma, emphysema, and tuberculosis, which together were called "consumption" at the time. To tap this clean air resource, Dr Diehl built a hospital over the mouth of the cave. Welch Spring, which flowed from the cave, was dammed up so that water would close off the entrance. This was to force more air out through the cave opening into the hospital. In today's terms, it might be better called a "health spa".
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).