An Ozark Journey: The Old Salt Road, part 4


James McClurg, who in 1842 carved the Salt Road through the Ozarks wilderness from Jacksonport, Arkansas, to Springfield, Missouri, also served as a US Congressman and later as Missouri governor. He died in 1900 and is buried in Lebanon City Cemetery, where his grave is marked by this impressive marker.

Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of Wayne Sayles’ story abou

MoDOT plan may throw curve for Rocky Top Resort owners


Times photo/Bruce Roberts Joe and Diane Easterday stand in front of the row of 1940s native stone cabins at their resort, Rocky Top Campground and Cabins in Tecumseh. A MoDOT proposal to straighten the Highway 160 curves on the Tecumseh hill would mean the cabins, and at least two other structures on the property, would have to be torn down.

As the Ozark County Times went to press Tuesday evening, a public meet

Crash claims life of ‘amazing young man’ from Gainesville


Rachel Klessig says her son Danial, shown here with newborn brother Reuben, born earlier this year, was always helpful and kind to his eight siblings. “I’ve found all these pictures of him snuggling his baby siblings, every one of them as they came along,” she said. Danial, 21, died Friday evening in a vehicle crash on Highway 5, a mile away from his family’s home at Jersey Knoll Farm off County Road 837. A husband and wife from Higginsville also died in the crash.

On a Saturday three years ago, best friends Sherri Means and Corinthia Fleet were walking around Silver Dollar City, and the subject of gra

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