The Ancient Forest In Missouri That’s Right Out Of A Storybook
Towering hickory and oak trees can be found in this ancient forest in Missouri. A trip to Big Oak Tree State Park in East Prairie is like stepping back in time hundreds of years. These very trees greeted some of Missouri’s earliest explorers. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a storybook when you visit Missouri’s ancient forest.
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Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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