Schoolcraft's Ozark Journey


Saturday, January 23rd, 1819

Ten miles beyond this brought me to the banks of Spring River, a large and beautiful stream, which originates in one large spring forty miles above, and, after receiving the river Elevenpoints, unites with Black River ten miles below. It is a clear stream, and affords considerable bodies of choice intervale. A mile before reaching it the alluvial soil commences. Here Indian corn, wheat, rye, oats, cotton, and tobacco, all flourish in the same field.

-Henry Schoolcraft

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Funding for the Schoolcraft Journey project on Unlock the Ozarks has been provided by the Missouri Humanities Council.