Spreading across roughly 40,000-45,000 square miles, the Ozarks covers much of the southern half of Missouri and a large part of northern Arkansas. It also extends into northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. There are many stereotypes about the Ozarks and Ozarkers. They range from frontiersmen to hillbillies and moonshiners. With his research on Ozarks history, Dr. Brooks … [Read more...] about How was life in the Ozarks during the Civil War?
Frontiersmen, hillbillies, moonshiners and banjo players — these are a few stereotypes of Ozarkers. But Dr. Brooks Blevins, the Noel Boyd professor of Ozarks studies at Missouri State University, works to change these misconceptions through his research. “It’s often a warts-and-all story like the American experience in general,” Blevins said. “But there are many interesting and … [Read more...] about Ozarks history through a realistic lens