A haven for outdoor explorers, Fontenelle Forest turns 100
Youths look over an outdoor exhibit at the Jonas Interpretive Center at Neale Woods in 1980.
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:00 am
If outdoor adventurers want to lose themselves in a forest of towering trees and native plants, they don't have to go far. Fontenelle Forest, one of the area's natural gems, overlooks the Missouri River on the northern edge of Bellevue.
It started with a group of area businesspeople and nature lovers who got together and called themselves the Fontenelle Forest Association in 1913. To start, the group purchased 300 acres of land along the Missouri River.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:00 am.