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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Celebrate Lyle Owen History at Dedication of Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area Pavilion this Friday!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Parks & Recreation Dept: 417.335.2368

 

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Celebrate Lyle Owen History at Dedication of Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area Pavilion this Friday!


Branson, MO (April 12, 2017) – The Branson Parks & Recreation invites the public to celebrate a piece of history at the dedication of the new pavilion with covered porch swing at the site of the former Lyle Owen Homestead along the trail of Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area.

This special dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area pavilion at 412 Owen Lane in Branson on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:00AM. Immediately following the dedication, the Missouri Department of Conservation will present a Tree City USA award, the 22nd consecutive year for the City of Branson to receive this recognition as part of its annual Arbor Day celebration.

The historic Owen Homestead was lost in a fire on September 24, 2015. The porch features columns of rock from the original homestead that was built in 1911. Signage around the covered porch swing reminds visitors about the area and the sustainable lifestyle of Lyle Owen along with information about the Old Soldier’s Cave. The covered swing invites all to enjoy the tranquil setting overlooking Lake Taneycomo.

In 1998, the City of Branson purchased the first 130 acres of land comprising the Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area, and the remaining 7.4 acres in 2011 comprising the homestead and surrounding area. The purchase included a commitment to the Owen family preserve the land as a park, highlighting nature trails, green space and rich heritage.

For more information, contact City of Branson Parks & Recreation Department at:  417.335-2368 or online at:  www.bransonparksandrecreation.com.


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