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09/17/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/18/2021 15:12

Riverways to celebrate the history of Two Rivers junction

News Release Date:
September 17, 2021

Contact:Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

Contact:Josh Chilton, 573-226-3945

EMINENCE, Mo. - Ozark National Scenic Riverways in partnership with the Shannon County Museum Association, Ozark Riverways Foundation, Ozark Heritage Project, and the Dent County Historical Society will host a historical reunion at Two Rivers Campground on Sunday, September 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event.

The junction at Two Rivers was historically a vibrant community and intersection of activity for the Jacks Fork River and Current River valleys. A vitally important river ferry allowed passage back and forth across the Current River into Blair Creek country. Come hear more about this historically important river community from current and former residents and families of the Two Rivers, Shawnee Creek and Blair Creek areas.

Be sure to pack a picnic basket and your lawn chairs for the evening. Enjoy visiting with the local historical societies at information booths starting at 5 p.m. Listen to special presentations about nearby Colley Lake, historic river ferries, and early residents of the area starting at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. break out your picnic basket and listen to live music on the banks of Current River while watching gigging boats in action as the sun goes down. The event will end at 8 p.m. but several first-come, first-served campsites await those wishing to camp at Two Rivers.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways follows the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and any corresponding federal mandates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants should be prepared to practice social distancing as needed. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Two Rivers Campground is located east of Eminence, Missouri, at the end of State Highway V. For more information, contact park headquarters at (573)323-4236, visit the park's Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves 134 miles of the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.

Learn more at www.nps.gov/ozar. Find us on Facebook @ozarkriverways and on Instagram @ozarkriverwaysnps.