This cannon sits in a spot known as Siegel's Final Position, where Col. Franz Siegel of the 3rd Missouri Infantry got whipped because he thought the troops coming his way were Union. Um, let's just say they weren't. His defeat helped seal the win for the Confederates in the first battle of the Civil War across the Mississippi.
The trail at WC marches up Old Wire Road, the main road from Arkansas to Springfield, Missouri way back when. Husband and I decided to jaunt along this road to see what this weird thing at the top of the hill was. I said it was fence posts. He didn't believe me. I was right. There's a little fenced off section made from twenty foot cattle panels with a sign that says no visitors beyond this point due to emergency conditions. I have no idea what it's talking about. On our way back down the hill, I was searching for fodder, er, photos for this blog. I found a spider.
|Are we done yet?|
|It ain't Hollywood, but hey.|
Ah, nature. Happy walking and writing, brave Monday morning adventurers.