At this confluence in the fall of 1861, pro-Southern forces gathered under Sterling Price's leadership to take back Missouri from the Unionists.
This overlook at the confluence of the Sac and Osage rivers was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, and completes a scenic drive along Highway 82 from El Dorado Springs. It offers a pleasing view of the lowlands where, as a granite maker here notes, Gen. Sterling Price held camp in late 1861 for the purpose of recruiting men to the C.S.A. and Missouri State Guard. A shady picnic site overlooks this river view.
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