Mark Twain National Forest


735-threshing_wheat_chamois_miss_miss_state_archThematic Contexts For Mining,
Timber, and Rural Farmsteading
Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri

HHM prepared three thematic historic contexts; Mining, Timber, and Rural Farmsteading, for the United States Department of Agriculture–Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest. The thematic contexts included narratives of the historic development of mining, timber, and farmsteading activities in the Missouri Ozarks, a property type analysis of historic resources, and a National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluation framework relevant to each theme. The historic contexts incorporated numerous historical themes pertaining to the evolution of mining, timber, and farmsteading in the region. The property type analysis included typologies which provided a historical structure to the evolution of property types. The section also included photographs detailing property types as they would appear today in a forest setting. Finally, the NRHP evaluation framework, or registration requirements, included evaluation criteria as well as significance and integrity discussions related to each historic theme. The final report provides Mark Twain National Forest cultural resource staff with a valuable tool to guide future NRHP-eligibility evaluations for historic resources associated with mining, timber, and farmsteading.