It was 1804 when the intrepid explorers Lewis and Clark suitably impressed by the bare hills rising from the Missouri River plain coined the term for the area “Baldpated Prairie”. I am pushing hard up and down these hills around the town of Rockport and agree that the explorers were right in describing the areas beauty. But, those fine men had it easy traversing this community on horseback. If they had been forced to walk, like me, they may not have noticed the beauty and the term Baldpated may not have made the history books.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012