Plans for New Park in SE Missouri
EMINENCE (AP) - Officials unveil plans for a new state park in southeast Missouri. Governor Blunt's office today said the new park will be along the Current River in Shannon County, north of Eminence and will include the Sunklands Conservation Area. DNR chief Doyle Childers said the area creates "a unique natural resource." Missouri has not had a state park along the Current River since 1968, when Big Spring, Round Spring and Alley Spring state parks were transferred to the National Park Service. The new park will be developed on the site of the historic Alton Club/Jerry J. Presley Conservation Education Center. The buildings at the site reflect the influence of rustic architecture popular in camp and park buildings in the first half of the 20th Century.