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Seven Wonders of Shannon County

Judge “Peg-Leg” Shannon would have a blast in this neck of the woods, assuming he wasn’t sick of rivers, caves, and general exploring. As a pup, this youngest member of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery had a propensity for getting lost. On one sojourn to round up the company’s stray pack of horses, he returned to the wrong part of the river and stayed lost for two weeks. He lost his leg years later on another mission. When it comes to getting lost in the woods, the county that bears his name would make him feel right at home.

Quoted from “National Trails Awards” by Missouri Life: September 24, 2012. Read More →