National Geographic : 1946 Mar
These Missourians But if you believe hillbilly plays and some radio comedians, the typical Missourian lives in the Ozarks, whence he drifted from the hills of Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Caro linas, lured by good hunting and fishing. In popular fancy these "mountain" boys make their own moons fiddling and square and would rather se gion and politics tl Truth is that, w] solidated schools, ar Ozark neonle are ni CaRu ve Lincol s o 90 sters go to city jot SCamP even from outside t Point Mount *SNri eardstown .Petersbu Ozarks to play, bu IVigiia *A homes. Here, too, -> A land Cross northern I S, ringfieli Its prairie cornfield SGriggsville. doEie land and other eas 1 Auburn _r remind you of Iowc Pittsf Id /lTorviI St. Louis is thick Rood ou irde'n Europeans; to the Ls660 teHal Pan come from all ove o Carl ville Ikomis. America, and the F Gree 44 Itchfield so Proverbially, this E berry Gillespie T ilsboro cautious, reticent, r Mo Olve arming. He may SGraf I Medal; but, if he Troyton S unthave to tell you so. 430a Greenvl wear a battered old r .a e shoes, but don't let state Pa yOU. Apple Grow( a on le park ouis nra Paci c a 420 Bo Lately I sat on t er ro NahvIle Kingsbury, Howar Nw e roo ANewe While we talked, ar Meramec seuo MassaO remarked on crops, Sv Festu stal paid Jamaica Negro " sloDe to. .J and then faded bac . ' Washington' Pinckneyville"He's wise as a SPnce "He's wise as a PoosGeneva C ter said Kingsbury. " BonnTerre FlatRiverso o elgrade. Lea od Marion 4oo Be 'rmington sburg •Bixby,. Perryviil a'e *B Gran viinter vPe e rque ;boie r arq S Centerl . Marble o Golcond Annapolis' Hill. Deer un Ilngton A. BakeState Park o r fel * Lmo eMetrop state 9 C teop . P drnont reenvie Pa CATR Mingo tWIdif 3C VancBvre iiam Ie Cl 1nzo o Fremont s ring slln e eston 330 Bar well Bent C0 Us T.Y jBom e rehouse ENT GAY SGrandin Dex Ea tPirie eld Pine Po ar teNew BigTr YChn B 40,Qun P ma. rrckm .. .. Campb deon ue *o1 o fe nui Orhard ben RCo Se Caguth ~er RtE m tHoxe Paragould See 300nton A ig Lake Nationalwi e ieulls g a ldt Alicia Manila' lyt ie aIls Huboldt line, spend their nights dancing or coon hunting, e a dog fight or argue reli ian do a day's work. hat with good roads, con id school buses, radio, etc., o longer isolated. Young )s, and many city people, he State, have gone to the y farms, or build summer is change.* Lissouri from east to west. Is, with many New Eng stern people settled there, a. with easterners, also with State University students r the Union, from Latin ar East. native Missourian is cool, skeptical, and often dis hold the Congressional does, somebody else will He never will. He may Shat, overalls, and muddy that "hick" make-up fool er Also Art Expert he home porch of Lilburn rd County apple baron. n apple grower strolled up, the weather, wages being es imported to pick apples, ckinto the orchard. treeful of screech owls," Last spring he saw a pile of 55 old prints at a country auction, lying with other junk from a farmhouse garret. He bid the pile in for ten cents. "Then he sent those discarded pictures to a New York art store and sold them, some for $17 each. They were early Currier and Ives prints!" Perhaps the typical Missourian today is really the typical American, and Kansas City is provincial America at its breezy, * See "Land of a Million Smiles," by Frederick Sim pich, NATIONAL GEO GRAPHIC MAGAZINE, May, 1943.