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Contact: Josh Chilton, 573-226-3945
Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4815EMINENCE, MO: Ozark National Scenic Riverways is pleased to announce a school reunion at the historic Button Rock School on September 30 from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. The school will be open for viewing and a park ranger will be on hand to share a history of one-room schools in Shannon County. Former students and teachers invite the public to join in this event, which will feature a potluck luncheon. Visitors to this event are encouraged to bring old pictures, a covered dish or sack lunch, and folding chairs. The school is located on the east side of the Current River in Shannon County, approximately 4 miles south of State Highway 106 on County Road 539.
The Button Rock School, also known as District #85, was an important rural learning center for many Current River residents from 1914-1958. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located within Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Former students will share their tales from yesteryear and reminisce about school days spent near the Current River with former teachers.
Signs will mark the route from the intersection of Highway 106 and County Road 539, which is also the turn to Blue Spring. The road down to Button Rock School is gravel and vehicles with low clearance are not encouraged. For more information, contact Ranger Josh Chilton at (573)226-3945 or e-mail us.
For more information about Ozark National Scenic Riverways, call (573) 323-4236 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visit the park’s Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.