Show me the Ozarks!

Since we live in the state that touts the Ozarks, how many of us actually know where the Ozark Mountains are? 

When I was about 16 years old, I worked at a gas station in the south county area. 

While I was filling up a gas tank for some customers, they asked me, “Where are the Ozark Mountains?” 

Since our family traveled so much of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, I then asked them, “Where have you come from?”

They answered they came northeast through Joplin and Springfield. I said you went just north of the Ozark Mountains, the foothills start just south of Springfield.

I told the visitors what I had been told, that the mountains are so old they are no longer as high as they used to be and many of the highest peaks now are much lower elevation than when they were formed many years ago. 

Missouri mule jumping near West Plains, Mo.

Well, they probably didn’t believe me and just drove off looking for more mountains. 

My wife and I went on a tour of the Ozark Mountains with a group of fellow travelers from all over the United States and no matter how many times you see them, they still are awesome. 

We started our tour in Mountain View, Arkansas. Of course, since we live in eastern Missouri, we had to drive through a lot of the mountains to get there. 

Many of the folks were from the south and the west, so they never got the views we had getting there. Mountain View, Arkansas, is a delight and a step back in time. The music is all over, and the talent we heard was exquisite.

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