Saturday, August 9, 2008

August A. Busch Conservation Area

We went to the August A. Busch Conservation Area today. Yes, as in Anheuser-Busch - Mrs. Busch made a big contribution in memory of her husband to help the State of Missouri buy the land.

Several thousand acres of pure Missouri land. Fields filled with all kinds of weeds - and, being a weed-lover, I say that with the utmost of appreciation and awe. Most people were fishing the many lakes in the area.

We went for a hike and didn’t see a soul.

We did see several bunker-like buildings built into the land. I have no idea what they were for, but they were everywhere throughout the conservation area. Kind of creepy.

John was very interested in all the fishing lakes, so we'll probably be going back early some morning with fishing poles.
Post note: I just found out that before Mrs. Busch and Missouri bought the land it belonged to the federal government. In the early 1940's the Army used the land as a TNT munitions plant. So all of those bunkers were used to store TNT. 100 bunkers still exist on the property.

No comments: