Dec 122012

Real photo postcard by McKinney

A hundred years before the Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center was built at the overlook, locals came to picnic and gawk. With a distant view of the Pomme de Terre entering the Osage, and easy accessibility from Warsaw, it was a popular day trip for generations of locals.

We have drawn a blank trying to learn the origin of the name of this overlook. We can’t find a Kaysinger family in any record we’ve seen, or even another name that may sound the same but be spelled differently. The word sounds German and there are a number of German families in Benton and surrounding counties. If anyone knows who Kaysinger was, please leave a comment.

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  2 Responses to “KAYSINGER BLUFF, Warsaw, Missouri”

  1. According to my mother, Juanita Faye Odenbaugh, who work in Warsaw, Missouri, years ago, Kay Singer was a young Indian girl, who experienced a traumatic love affair, ending … when she jumped off a bluff, in view of Pomme de Terre entering the Osage. As time passed, Kay Singer’s bluff, became known as Kaysinger Bluff.

    • How does no one realize that every scenic bluff has this same absurd story tied to it by the locals? If Indian girls were jumping off cliffs at that rate the native peoples would have been extinct long ago.

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