These hills are composed of soils blown in from the end of the last ice age. Being near the river, erosion has cut down the surrounding area making the scenic topography associated with river Read more...
These hills are composed of soils blown in from the end of the last ice age. Being near the river, erosion has cut down the surrounding area making the scenic topography associated with river valleys. The county road used to be the main road along the river. A neighbor said it use to be called "Shanty Road" for the shacks that were along it housing workers that harvested food from farms in the river bottom. There is little evidence of those shacks now as the area is inhabited by professionals working in nearby towns and cities.
The native Americans who used this area did so because of the great diversity of wildlife and availability of water. Also the view is amazing in all directions. Was using this ridge top for security, or just because it feels so good?! The Missouri River is on the far side of the bottoms now, but has been very close historically. There is also a large spring flowing from a cave nearby. Witness the flint chips when you walk through our barn lot. You are likely to see a stone which was worked by the first American inhabitants.
The previous farmers last name was Bruce. He owned much more adjacent property. As a result, some area features are named after his family name. The cave for instance is called the Bruce cave. There is also a one room school house across the road. Another cave is named Schoolhouse cave after that school. We have lived here since 1990. We are retired from teaching at a nearby public school. We also board horses. We encourage you to visit our business website where you will see more pictures and learn more about us. Enjoy the history and maybe make some of your own with friends and family!