9781557285744

Shepherd of the Hills Country : Tourism Transforms the Ozarks, 1880s-1930s

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  • ISBN13:

    9781557285744

  • ISBN10:

    1557285748

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr
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Summary

Traces the beginnings of commercial tourism in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas through six decades that brought capital, new commerce, and additional residents to the hills. Looks at recreational activities and games parks, and investigates the influence of the railroad and the men who were instrumental in the region's transformation. Discusses traditional lifestyles and changes wrought by tourism, and describes the flowering of Ozarks folklore.

Author Biography

Lynn Morrow is director of the Local Records Preservation Program at the Missouri State Archives. Linda Myers-Phinney is a field archivist in the Local Records Preservation Program at the Missouri State Archives.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface: ``Wish You'd Find Out `Bout That'' xi
``To the Heart of the Ozarks'': An Introduction 1(18)
``Priests of Nature'': Arcadia Comes to the White River Country
19(18)
``The Bottomless Pit'': Marble Cave
37(24)
``As a Health Resort Taney Is Unequalled'': The Game Park
61(16)
``Cows Rather than Plows'': Newcomers Join the Natives
77(38)
``Nature's Own Remedy'': Float Fishing and Ozark Tourism
115(32)
``God's Great Natural Park'': The Railroad Transforms Resorting and Commerce
147(44)
``Credulity Is Contagious'': Images in Arcadia and the Backwoods
191(24)
Notes 215(38)
Works Cited 253(16)
Index 269

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