Monday, March 17, 2008
Spring at Big Cedar - Branson, Missouri
The redbuds are showing across the Ozarks and it looks like it is going to be a beautiful spring.
This photo shows some of the waterfalls and spring blooms at Big Cedar Resort near Branson, Missouri.
Big Cedar is unique among many of the resorts in the Branson area because in addition to its amenities, it offers a rich history. The beautifully landscaped resort is set in the Big Cedar Hollow and surrounds historic Devil's Pool.
The hollow was first developed as a private retreat during the 1920s by Harry Worman and Jude Simmons, two successful Missouri businessmen. Worman was an executive with the Frisco Railroad and Simmons was an brilliant entrepreneur. The two men built homes in the hollow, much to the chagrin of Worman's socialite wife. It is said that her unhappy ghost inhabits the grounds to this day.
To learn more about Big Cedar and its fascinating history, please visit our Branson section at www.exploresouthernhistory.com/branson1. You will find links to Big Cedar Resort and a number of other historic sites in the Branson area.