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This cache is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. You can get here by taking Scenic Hwy 7 to Hwy 123 which takes you to Sams Throne.Turn off 123 Parking at N35.52.632' W093.02.785'. [the main parking lot is for the lookout]Terrain is a well beaten hiking trail with a couple of steep slopes. I gave it a 4 on terrain due to one specific steep climb at the throne, but an older child can make this hike. Hikers and Rock Climbers find this spot at the top of their list. FS permit #081003-100
A little History: It is believed that Sam Davis, born around 1795, came to Arkansas from Mississippi. It is told that Indians captured his young sister and fled with her into the Arkansas hills. Sam set out to find her traveling up the White River to the mouth of Buffalo and thence to the mouth of Big Creek. Coming up Big Creek he lost track of the Indians, so stopped and settling at the mouth of Dry Creek, above present Mt. Judea. Sometime after Davis had settled on the Big Creek farm he went into the woods hunting cattle. His hunt took him to the head of Pud Cove. While standing there calling cattle, he was shocked to hear a woman answer him at some distance. The voice sounded strangely familiar. The two kept calling and walking in the direction of each other until they met. The woman was his long lost sister who by then was the wife of an Indian chief. She too, had recognized a strange familiarity in the voice she had heard. In Sam's latter years he had become demented. He was known for many strange actions during that time. In this case, Sam would take a ladder, climb up to this knob, pull the ladder up, and there stay for days. During those times he could sometimes be heard preaching "to the wind." He also planted peach trees there, which lived and bore fruit for years afterward. Sometimes it would take considerable persuasion on the part of his family and others to get him down from the knob. In time, this knob became known as Sam's Throne.
Placed with permission of Ozark National Forest, FS permit #081003-100.
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:39:28 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:39 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum