Dora, Mo. – Dorothy Carpenter describes Rainbow Springs as “a Garden of Eden.”

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The water from Rainbow Springs splits into two branches that enter the White River’s North Fork about a mile apart.

It’s fair to say the spectacular setting is one of the prettiest pieces of paradise the Missouri Ozarks has to offer.

The spring, and thousands of wooded acres around it, has been privately owned and preserved by Carpenter’s St. Louis-based family for more than a century.

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