National Geographic : 1962 Jun
Good fishing, good camping on the Current River in Missouri's Ozarks Americans have camped here for 10,000 years! There are places along the Cur rent, Jack's Fork and Eleven Point rivers in Missouri so wild and unspoiled you think you're the first human to find them. But archeologists know that prehis toric man camped here so long ago that a rock picture, now in the state museum, shows them hunting mammoths. French explorers called this lovely region aux arcs-"at the bends" of the rivers. It is now the Ozarks, but not much else has changed. Water so clear you watch bass nibble your bait... Indian mounds... abundant wild life; even the rare red wolf may be seen... and wild turkeys are coming back. There's restful quiet, too, in this land so peaceful time itself seems to fall asleep in the sun. All this spacious nature has made the Ozarks a stronghold of American character. Here, peo ple grow up as our forefathers did, with far horizons that never pinch them in, and majestic mountains that help them stand tall on their own two feet. Wise conservationists propose that more of this inspiring heritage be preserved so that for all time Americans can take nature'spre scriptionfor well-being-the good medicine of green forests, open spaces and sparkling, unpolluted waters. FREE TOUR INFORMATION: Let Sinclair help plan your trip to the Ozarks or other scenic and historic areas in the U.S. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y. SiGclRir AGREAT NAME INOIL A Sinclair public service message on America's need for more outdoor recreational opportunities.