Topaz Mill, Douglas County, MO

Indian culture. White settlers. Earthquakes. Civil war. Floods. Fires. Route 66. Ghost towns. Rural schools and churches. Homesteads. Family fueds. The Vikings. Spanish treasure. History abounds in the Ozarks, and has shaped its culture and landscape into what it is today. With such a close tie to its history, even today, folklore and historic preservation are not only taught in the Ozarks, but are celebrated in everyday life.

Currently, I have not been able to gather enough information yet on the rich and plentiful history of the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains. As that information becomes available, I will list it here.