You’ve Never Seen Anything Quite Like This Art Park In Missouri

Over 60 years ago, Larry Baggett began constructing a rock memorial on his property in Missouri. Years before Mr. Baggett lived in rural Jerome, Native Americans traveled through this area on the Trail of Tears. Thousands of Native Americans were forced off their ancestral lands between 1831 – 1850 and were marched across hundreds of miles to new lands west of the Mississippi River. Thousands died during this forced relocation, thus the path traveled by the Native Americans during this forced relocation became known as the Trail of Tears. Across the nation there are several national memorials to those who lost their lives, yet this handmade memorial in Missouri is totally one-of-a-kind.

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Do you enjoy spending time enjoying both art and nature? If you do, you’ll want to check out this whimsical sculpture park in Missouri.