Swing Across This 88-Year-Old Suspension Bridge

The Auglaize Bridge—better known as the Big Swinging Bridge—hangs over the meeting point of Grand Auglaize Creek and Lake of the Ozarks. The bridge was built in 1931—the same year Union Electric completed Bagnell Dam to create the Lake of the Ozarks.


February 21, 1931

The gates of Bagnell Dam were closed on this day.


October 19, 1931

Bagnell Dam was completed and water began to back up forming the Lake of the Ozarks and covering towns like Linn Creek.


Paddleboarding in the Show-Me State: Where, How, and Why

“Stand-up paddling is one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world,” says Don Dutton, owner of Going Coastal, a stand-up paddleboard retailer at the Lake of the Ozarks. “A decade ago, paddleboarding was virtually nonexistent in Missouri. In 2012, Going Coastal was the first company to sell paddleboards at the Lake of the Ozarks.”


Joseph Orr Creates Landscapes of Serenity

Joseph Orr is one of Missouri’s premier artists with a national reputation as an acrylic landscape painter. Showing in galleries and special shows around the country, his landscapes seem to deliver beauty, peace, and serenity to the beholder.