Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Arcadia Valley, Missouri

The Arcadia Valley region in southeastern Missouri is a place that lives up to its name. This little region has an overabundance of natural beauty, unusual geology, Civil War history, and beautiful architecture that is unique to this part of the country. The highest point in the state is here also. I didn't have the time needed to take good photos here, but these should give you a good idea.

This is not a Catholic church, but is Episcopalian. This wooden Gothic building is in nearly its original state, and is a tiny gem in Arcadia. (You can tell that it is not Catholic by its red carpeting and pew upholstery.)

This is also not a Catholic church, although it once was. This was the chapel of the Ursuline Academy, which closed in 1971—a very, very bad year for the Church.

Elephant Rocks is one of the many parks in the area. These are huge granite boulders.

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