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Old 07-31-2017, 06:37 PM
 
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I have just finished a website/blog devoted to relating our experience and observations of having moved to the Branson/Table Rock Lake area of Missouri, five years ago. I believe I provided some useful information for anyone thinking of visiting or moving to the Branson area. Link to the website below:

https://branson-explore.com/

Would appreciate any comments or suggestions on the site.

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Don Kugle
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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I have just finished a website/blog devoted to relating our experience and observations of having moved to the Branson/Table Rock Lake area of Missouri, five years ago. I believe I provided some useful information for anyone thinking of visiting or moving to the Branson area. Link to the website below:

https://branson-explore.com/

Would appreciate any comments or suggestions on the site.

Thanks

Don Kugle
dkugle@suddenlink.net
Nice blog Don. You have a nice enjoyable conversational writing style. I enjoyed reading what I had time to read- I'll check back!
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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I am myself a descendant of those early settlers. Only the Scots, Irish, and their children who had been scratching out a living in the Appalachians could have looked at the thin clay on these rocky hillsides and said, "Yes, this looks like a good place to farm."
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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I am myself a descendant of those early settlers. Only the Scots, Irish, and their children who had been scratching out a living in the Appalachians could have looked at the thin clay on these rocky hillsides and said, "Yes, this looks like a good place to farm."
The Ozarks, especially in the southern quarter of Missouri where it's hillier reminds me of Eastern TN and far north GA mountains except it's not quite as rugged as the Appalachians.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Would appreciate any comments or suggestions on the site.
I think you covered the Branson area as well as I've ever seen. I lived on the edge of the "greater" Ozarks for 35 years and went to Branson four or five times as an adult. I would say it is getting better over time. The traffic was not as horrific on my last visit as it once was. The "Ozarks" might not be for everyone but the Branson area offers enough to keep people happy and coming back. I'm not a golfer but we used to scuba dive on Bull Shoals and Table Rock lakes. Trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo or over at Roaring River is good. As a kid my family and the dog would rent a cabin at Rockaway Beach before Table Rock dam went in and turned the water ice cold. Those old cabins are still there filled with trout fisherman now, I guess.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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Thanks for the comments. One of the interesting things about the area is that so many of the old cabins and little resorts that folks remember from years ago are still here and in business. I forgot to mention that Table Rock Lake in particular is a popular scuba diving area thanks to the relatively clear and clean water.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:58 PM
 
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Default Blog Update

My blog updated today - thoughts on the housing market in the area
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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I remember so much of Branson back in the '60's when the population was about 300.


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Old 09-08-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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I remember so much of Branson back in the '60's when the population was about 300.


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So do I with the fondest of memories.
....the little roadside gas stations with the Peacock design chenille bedspreads hanging all stretched out on lines to lure you in to their attached gift shop where it always smelled like all the Cedar-made gift they sold.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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Went checked your Blog out again. You speak well of Big City Ways of Branson but not much of the way people of the Ozarks are to these days.


It has been very slow to change deep in the Real Ozarks things are still 20+ years behind but people still manage to survive. Worst thing a person could do is what I did few years ago, sold my 20 acres of hills, brush and rock. We had just gotten Electricity and Telephone with Party Line.


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