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Blevins talks “The Old Ozarks” at lecture series

POCAHONTAS—The Randolph County Heritage Museum hosted another chapter in its summer lecture series Monday night in the Joe Martin Annex with Ozarks historian and expert Brooks Blevins.

Blevins, an Ozarks native who grew up in Izard County, is a professor at Missouri State University where he serves as their first Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies. Long desiring to write a history of the Ozarks, Blevins began a book project four years ago that became a three-volume series discussing the history and numerous stories the Ozarks had to tell.

Blevins’ first volume, “A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1, The Old Ozarks,” has since been completed and his second volume is due for release next month. He would discuss three specific topics Monday night. These were: “Scots-Irish of the Ozarks,” “Natural Ozarks,” and “Quatawapea: Immigrant Indians in the Ozarks.”

 

 

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