Every region has its share of well-known and lesser-known stories to tell, some legendary, monumental, or memorable-- and, a number of them are significant that they have had monuments erected and dedicated to them. The Ozarks region is no exception-- its countryside is dotted with memorials and tombstones that highlight and commemorate its colorful past. There are tales and leftover signs of the famous and the infamous, unique folklore, Civil War, disasters, and the unexplained. Some, however remain obscure while others are heralded, but they all have one thing in common, they can still educate, entertain, and inspire those of us who are still living. Numerous photographs, additional illustrations, bibliographies and an index to full names and places enhance the value of this work.
Nathaniel Lyon: the first Civil War general to fall -- Carry A. Nation: The Sunday-smashing, hatchet-swinging crusader for prohibition -- Hornet spook light: unexplained legend of the Ozarks -- Monument to Mickey Mantle: a major league legend -- General Franz Sigel's breakfast and the skirmish at Bentonville -- 1938 Jesse James movie filmed in the Ozarks -- Deadly work at the Mount Zion church -- Mountain Meadows massacre: wagon train to disaster -- The Boonville races -- Major Jacob Wolf House: Arkansas' oldest public building -- Destruction of Osceola and the Sauk River camp -- Shades of Fort Smith -- Milles, resorts, and spas -- Road to the Baxter Springs massacre -- Memorable disasters -- Harvey and Bernice Jones' Har-Ber Village -- Ha Ha Tonka: R.M. Snyder's dream castle ruins -- Andrew Carnegie: libraries of generaosity -- George Dimmitt Memorial Hospital -- Old Spanish Fort: legend and lore -- Moses and Stephen Austin: icons of Missouri and Texas -- Alf Bolin: the death of an Ozarks outlaw
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