Living Waters: The Springs of Missouri, written by Loring Bullard, is a collaborative publishing effort between the Ozark Studies Institute and the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. This book explores the rich variety of Missouri springs, placing them in the state’s patterns of settlement and development. From the founding of towns — including Springfield, MO — to the establishment of wagon-road rest stops, to largely forgotten spas and resorts, Missouri springs were, and continue to be, centerpieces of the landscape.
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