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Under the Meramec Sun
Honor and Majesty with Strength and Beauty describe this Crawford County, Missouri land and river parcel complete with cabins, farmhouse, and the grand remodeled lodge style home, on the banks of the Upper Meramec River. Words cannot describe the sheer beauty and tranquility this diverse and historic land will provide for you and your family. From the bluffs overlooking the river valley where the Cherokee Indians called home with outstanding Ozark Mountain views, spring-fed rivers, and creeks in this true historical gem. The town of Cook Station was settled in the late 1800s in which took the name from Christopher Columbus Cook who served as a Captain in the Confederate Army. After Captain Cook returned from the war, he donated two miles of land for St. Louis Salem and Little Rock Railroad which was built between 1872 & 1873. The current sellers have found extensive Native American artifacts on this farm plus Civil War uniform buttons, harmonica reeds, and musket balls. It is a super-rich historical area like in the same natural untouched beauty as always. From whispering pine forests to magical oak and walnut forest lands loaded with all kinds of wildlife from whitetail deer to turkey and even our National Bird, the Bald Eagle. The old surface mines can still be explored on the hillside that used to fuel the Sligo furnace. The railroad line and the Old Spur Branch is known as Goleta was right here at the corner of Mine Road and Highway M. The abundant timber supported the Sligo furnace until it closed in 1930, but the Old Spur and St. Louis Frisco Railroad bed still lay on this farm along the banks of the Meramec River which is loaded with some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the State and has great kayaking, floating, and tubing fun. The river on this section of the Meramec gets extraordinarily little commercial float traffic due to its wonderful location, so private and serene. You will own your own private stretch of the clear Ozark flowing stream water with a to die for gravel bar. You can pull your truck to drop the tailgate and enjoy the weekend, the month, or a lifetime. The view of your private lake is complete with two docks one with electric and covered the other an open-air beauty all seen from the covered deck of the lodge-style home while you enjoy watching the wildlife play right on your very own farm. There is solitude and serenity that surround this land. It is the escape and retreat you have been searching for as in all this there is a season for everything, and this is the season when the owners are selling. But it is your once-in-a-generation chance to own this one-of-a-kind farm. Do not let your season pass you by. The current owners are looking for the next stewards of this Natural Historic Beauty. You only have on life this is the life you have been seeking you will know your purpose under the Meramec Sun.