Knob Noster State Park – Knob Noster MO

Description

“Knob Noster State Park is named for the nearby town which itself is named for one of two small hills or “knobs” that rise up in an otherwise flat section of Missouri. A local Indian belief stated that the hills were “raised up as monuments to slain warriors.”[2] Noster is a Latin adjective meaning our. Therefore Knob Noster translates as our hill.[2]

The park was constructed during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. The CCC and WPA were both part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal a series of government funded programs designed to provide work for the unemployed workers of the Great Depression.[4] The men of the CCC and WPA built roads, bridges, camping areas, picnic areas, and park service buildings.[2] The park, originally known as Montserrat National Recreation Demonstration Area, was transferred to the state of Missouri in 1946 and named for Knob Noster.”

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Location Info


Knob Noster State Park
Whiteman AFB, MO

Coordinates: 38.7493963, -93.60658480000001

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