People have been taking pictures of the junction of the Sac and Osage rivers in St. Clair County, Missouri for a long time. Though the scenery along the Osage was not celebrated in oil paintings, locals have always appreciated its pastoral aspects and frequently photographed it.
These photographs were taken in March, 2010, from the lookout area on Highway 82, west of Osceola.
Every week we post an unpublished image that relates to the Osage River, its ecology, history and development. None of these have been used in Damming the Osage, but they relate to the themes of the book. A brief caption identifies the location and our thoughts on its significance and meaning. Feel free to use these images for personal use if you credit “Collection of Leland and Crystal Payton.” For commercial use, email us for details and a modest fee for a higher resolution image. We have thousands of historic photographs and brochures as well as our own contemporary photos.
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