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Re: Monkey Mountain

Postby FangKC » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:40 pm

There is a Monkey Mountain Conservation Area in Holt County in NW Missouri on a State Highway T between Forbes, MO, and Amazonia, MO.

There is the same legend about the name as the Monkey Mountain area near Grain Valley--that monkeys escaped from a circus train passing through the area.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Monkey+Mountain+Conservation+Area,+Oregon,+MO&hl=en&sll=39.903152,-94.959297&sspn=0.065843,0.160675&oq=Monkey+Mountain&hq=Monkey+Mountain+Conservation+Area,+Oregon,+MO&t=h&z=14

As a sidenote, not far from there along I-29, there was a farm when I was growing up that you could see from the interstate that had a monkey that rode on the backs of hogs in the pens near the barn. We used to always look there to see if we could see the monkey riding the hogs, as every once in awhile you would see it.

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Re: Monkey Mountain

Postby shinatoo » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:49 pm

Great park. We take the scouts out there once a year. Always a lot of fun for the boys to play on the bluffs.
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Re: Monkey Mountain

Postby loftguy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:36 pm

shinatoo wrote:Great park. We take the scouts out there once a year. Always a lot of fun for the boys to play on the bluffs.



Grain Valley, or Holt County?

My scout troop used to go to the one in GV when it was still a farm owned by the Batman family. We loved roaming the bluffs and also taking turns being rolled down the hills inside of a tractor tire.

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Re: Monkey Mountain

Postby mean » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:18 pm

Is it safe to assume there are neither monkeys nor mountains in this area?

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Re: Monkey Mountain

Postby brewcrew1000 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:32 pm

I heard the Monkey Mountain name is racial, something having to do with dumping off slaves at this spot or something like that

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Re: Monkey Mountain

Postby FangKC » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:14 pm

Holt County also had a family named Batman. :D

No, there is no scout camping at Monkey Mountain Conservation Area in Holt County.

There used to be some bizarre religious cult that gathered across the road from MMCA in Holt County though--Followers of Yahweh. They had all these bizarre signs posted on their land that had religious verses on them, and other crazy stuff.


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