Jim Kipp Lookout: A Missouri treasure

By Robert Lucke

I have long wondered if the Jim Kipp Lookout sign we put up on a bluff above Cow Island on the Missouri River in August of 1957 is still there.

I got the brilliant idea one Saturday morning to see if there was any mention of the sign and lookout on the internet. I looked and there were several stories about the sign. That was the good news. Bad news was that the stories were all by me.

So, I was as much in the dark as ever.

I recently discovered some pictures of that event. One was the sign with two of the famous historians from MSU there. They were Merrill Burlingame and Verne...

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