National Park Service is gathering Goat Island history

HARTINGTON — Stories, tradition and folklore are being collected on Goat Island, a four-mile long island located in the Missouri River just north of Cedar County.
Goat Island is a new addition to the 59-mile district of the Missouri National Recreational River, which is part of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System and National Park Service.
Plans are being put in place to open the Island to the public as a recreation area.
Staff at the National Park Service have been interviewing area residents and knowledgeable individuals in an effort to compile a collection of historic stories on the island. The history lessons will be available for the visitors to Goat Island and the Missouri National Recreational River.
The portion of the Missouri River that surrounds the island is “wild” in appearance and is much like the river Lewis and Clark would have encountered on their expedition in 1804-1806.

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