photo courtesy of the NPS

Rediscover the history of the Alley community

Ozark National Scenic Riverways will celebrate and remember the Alley community of yesteryear on Sunday, September 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event, which will be hosted in partnership with the Shannon County Museum Association and Ozark Riverways Foundation. 
Community gatherings have been a lasting tradition in the Alley community, from the early days when residents "milled around" while waiting for their grain, to summer socials and festivities that became popular with the growth of tourism. The beautiful setting and plentiful flow of the spring have made Alley a special gathering place for centuries. 
Bring a picnic basket and lawn chairs for a traditional "picnic on the grounds" as we celebrate the heritage of Alley Spring. Enjoy special presentations in the Alley Pavilion starting at 6 p.m. A guided tour of Alley Mill and Storys Creek School will be conducted at 7 p.m. The renowned Baker Family from Birch Tree will play from 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Alley Spring is located five miles west of Eminence, Missouri, on State Route 106. For more information, phone (573) 226-3945, or visit the park's Facebook page or website at www.nps.gov/ozar. This event is free to the public.  
Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people. 
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