The Dedication of Sam A. Baker State Park

Photo courtesy of Missouri State Parks

The July 5, 1928 edition of the Wayne County Journal-Banner carried the story of the [then] upcoming dedication of the Sam A. Baker State Park, even Missouri Governor Sam A. Baker was slated to speak at the event.

The park is an old favorite destination to many of us in the Eastern Ozarks and the story contains accounts of early settlers of Wayne County, the Civil War (including General Sterling Price’s 1864 raid) and the location of “Rocky Battery”, which I have been wondering about since reading Paulette Jiles’ 2003 book “Enemy Women.”

Dedication of Sam A. Baker State ParkDedication of Sam A. Baker State Park Thu, Jul 5, 1928 – 1 · Wayne County Journal-Banner (Piedmont, Missouri) · Newspapers.com

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