by Clint E. Lacy
You might never guess the treasures hidden in your own background. That’s what I learned after buying our house at the corner of Englehart Lane and Opossum Creek Road in rural Bollinger County, Missouri.
Little did I know that Opossum Creek Road was part of the old Military Trail during the War Between the States. The Trail was heavily traveled by Union and Confederate armies.
Follow Oppossum Creek Road (now Bollinger County Road 502) from beginning to end and you’ll easily notice a number of Confederate flags waving in the breeze — flags commemorating the soldiers of the Trail.