We will be back in the Knox Room of the Library for our first meeting of 2022 on Tuesday, January 25. Our Guest Speaker will be Kevin Middleton.

Kevin Middleton is a retired Park Ranger from the Buffalo National River. He has served the last 3 years in the upper district of the Buffalo from the Steel Creek Ranger Station.

Kevin has extensive experience at the Buffalo having floated and hiked there beginning in the 1970’s. He was also a caver and logged countless hours exploring, mapping, and doing research in our underground world.

He specializes in the history of the Buffalo area. His favorite thing to do is find old roads in the wilderness and follow them to forgotten old homesteads. Last season he led tours of the old Boxley Grist Mill, Beaver Jim Villines historic homestead at Ponca, the old mining ghost town at Rush, and the Parker Hickman Homestead at Erbie dating from 1848.

In retirement Kevin continues to explore the Buffalo spending 4 or 5 days a week hiking and bushwhacking through her backcountry.