Henry Shaw Gardenway Bus Stop is an excellent save.
Gardenway Bus Stop was part of the “Works Project”
Built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Designed by the National Parks Service. It became a school bus stop.
Towards the end of the 20th century plenty of sites surveyed along Highway 66 were sold, re-evaluated as historic treasures, or removed.
This small bus stop wasn’t listed as important.
It DID come to the attention of Shaw Nature Reserve staff.
This shelter was relocated to Nature Reserve property in 2002.
Visitors can rest and refresh here. There’s a family cemetery, a serpentine wall art exhibit and two trails nearby.
This is a regular stop for the Wagon Tours.
I’ll report back after managing any nature hikes. My first traveling class encourages me to learn and experience more. I suspect the Nature Reserve will become a favorite destination. I HIGHLY recommend a wagon tour. The one I have experienced so far covered a small taste. Already I’m smitten. Stairs are provided up into the elevated wagon. We were offered blankets if we felt chilly. There is a roof and roll down sides, if needed. Our class description indicated we’d be attending, no matter what the weather offered.
Maybe we’ll see each other on the trails sometime soon?
The Gardenway Bus Stop is number 16 on this trail map.
307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, MO 63039, (636) 451-3512