This is a story about the Ozarks plateau; southern Missouri, northern Arkansas, and just a bit of Oklahoma. The plateau was once an ancient sea, its uplifted floor untouched by the glaciers that scoured the land to the north. Eons of erosion carved deep valleys into the Ozarks’ crusty limestone plateau, transforming the flat surface into the unlikely rolling hills that march nearly level into the distance and peak at 2,600 feet in Arkansas’s Boston Mountains.
The Ozarks is bounded by interstates — none go through — it’s an area of small and winding country roads. Television came late to the Ozarks and the music culture has stayed strong. One-room schools were the sites of weekly hootenannies and any manner of …[ … ] Read The Full Story