Elementhunters' 1st DVD to Include Pilot Version (Feb 23, 2020). Dungeons & Dragons game that readers could follow along with back in 1986.
The scatter of old and charmingly decrepit buildings that you pass on the way to the Rush campground on the Buffalo National River in the southern part of Marion County is all that remains of a mining town founded in the mid-1880s by prospectors drawn by a legend that said there was silver there. They didn’t find silver, but they did find zinc. It’s hard to believe now, but 5,000 folks once lived here — some of them on the lam, all seeking a fortune. A 13,000-pound zinc nugget nicknamed “Jumbo” hacked from the Morning Star mine won a blue ribbon at the St. Louis World Fair in 1893 and is said to be in the collection of Chicago’s Field Museum. One of the charms of Rush is that one just sort of stumbles onto it: No big brassy signs show the way. It’s tucked away along a steep Ozarks road to the National Park campground river access; no souvenir shop or other silliness mars the ghost town. There is a steep and rocky hiking trail, but the mines and buildings are fenced off and you should leave them alone. Put up your tent at the rustic Rush campground in the fall and listen to the whinny of screech owls in the night. Or sleep in Yellville, the closest town and home of the Turkey Trot festival, which this year dropped a turkey from an airplane as in days of yore and is in plenty of hot water from the FAA and animal rights groups over it. Maybe go protest.