Remember when…

5 years ago 

• Every year hundreds of thousands of people visit Grove, Okla. Grove is home to Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, more commonly known as Grand Lake. 

Grand Lake is the result of the Pensacola Dam, the single longest multiple arch dam in the world, performing the masterful engineering feat of holding back the waters of the Neosho, Spring, and Elk rivers.  

Grand Lake, which has nearly 48,000 acres of water surface,  is known for world-class bass fishing, deep waters, sail boating, and “on the water” lake houses.

In fact, Grand Lake is so popular that many retirees choose to spend their retirement years “living the lake life.” (James Oaks)

• Driving or floating across Missouri, whether on a river or stream, highway, a blacktop or even a gravel road… there seems to be purple paint on a lot of fence posts, and even trees. What is the purple paint for? 

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