Opening the Ozarks

A Historical Geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830

Author: Walter A. Schroeder

Publisher: University of Missouri Press


Category: History

Page: 551

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As the oldest European settlement in Missouri, Ste. Genevieve was the funnel through which the eastern Ozarks (the 5,000 square miles beyond Ste. Genevieve's location on the Mississippi) was established. A magisterial account of the settlement of this area from 1760 through 1830, Opening the Ozarks focuses on the acquisition and occupation of land, the transformation of the environment, the creation of cohesive settlements, and the building of neighborhoods and eventually organized counties. The study begins with the French Creole settlement at Old Ste. Genevieve in the middle of the eighteenth century. It describes the movement of the French into the Ozark hills during the rest of that century and continues with that of the American immigrants into Upper Louisiana after 1796, ending with the Americanization of the district after the Louisiana Purchase. Walter Schroeder examines the cultural transition from a French society, operating under a Spanish administration, to an American society in which French, Indians, and Africans formed minorities.

Insiders' Guide® to Branson and the Ozark Mountains

Author: Fred Pfister

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 611

Written by a local author, this guide is filled to the brim with insider information on everything from the top fishing sites to seasonal festivals and the best places to eat, sleep, and play.

The American Midwest

An Interpretive Encyclopedia

Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 1916

View: 868

This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.

Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks

Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

Author: Steve Henry

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press


Category: Travel

Page: 192

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Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks by Steve Henry leads readers to 50 quiet and beautiful camping hideaways in Missouri and northwest Arkansas. In addition to scenic beauty and relaxing atmosphere, campground profiles also include tips for outdoor activities and points of interest. Especially helpful is the “Best For…” lists that guide readers to the top campgrounds for picturesque environment, families, hiking, swimming, cycling and mountain biking, and more. Whether campers are looking for a places to fish, hike, and canoe or the best sites for photography, Henry provides plenty of information to make choosing the right campsite easy. Not only does each campsite profile include a description and map, Henry includes ratings on the beauty, privacy, spaciousness, and cleanliness of each site. Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks makes planning your camping trip easy and enjoyable!

Holy Hills of the Ozarks

Religion and Tourism in Branson, Missouri

Author: Aaron K. Ketchell

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: History

Page: 300

View: 377

"But there is more to Branson's fame than just recreation. As Aaron K. Ketchell discovers, a popular variant of Christianity underscores all Branson's tourist attractions and fortifies every consumer success. In this study, Ketchell explores Branson's unique blend of religion and recreation. He explains how the city became a mecca of conservative Christianity - a place for a "spiritual vacation" - and how, through conscious effort, its residents and businesses continuously reinforce its inextricable connection with the divine."--BOOK JACKET.

Ozark Wildflowers

Author: Thomas E. Hemmerly

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


Category: Nature

Page: 262

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A must-have field guide for wildflower enthusiasts, this book explores the water, soil, climate, and geology that influence Ozark ecology and identifies more than 600 species of Ozark flowering plants. 281 color photos.

The Ozarks in Missouri History

Discoveries in an American Region

Author: Lynn Morrow

Publisher: University of Missouri Press


Category: History

Page: 328

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Interest in scholarly study of the Ozarks has grown steadily in recent years, and The Ozarks in Missouri History: Discoveries in an American Region will be welcomed by historians and Ozark enthusiasts alike. This lively collection gathers fifteen essays, many of them pioneering efforts in the field, that originally appeared in the Missouri Historical Review, the journal of the State Historical Society. In his introduction, editor Lynn Morrow gives the reader background on the interest in and the study of the Ozarks. The scope of the collection reflects the diversity of the region. Micro-studies by such well-known contributors as John Bradbury, Roger Grant, Gary Kremer, Stephen Limbaugh Sr., and Milton Rafferty explore the history, culture, and geography of this unique region. They trace the evolution of the Ozarks, examine the sometimes-conflicting influences exerted by St. Louis and Kansas City, and consider the sometimes highly charged struggle by federal, state, and local governments to define conservation and the future of Current River.

Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills

Author: Luella Agnes Owen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Reproduction of the original: Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills by Luella Agnes Owen

Ozark Vernacular Houses: a Study of Rural Homeplaces in the Arkansas Ozarks (c)

Author: Jean Sizemore

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press


Category: Vernacular architecture

Page: 246

View: 986

Of importance to architects, folklorists, cultural historians, and anyone interested in the Ozarks, this fascinating examination of the Ozark house is a way toward understanding the mind of the inhabitants and their way of life.