History & Culture
The Ozark Region is rich in history. People have lived here from the late Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago to the present. Every time and every group of people has a story to tell. This page will help you learn some of these stories.
National Park Service References:
"Keep your rivers flowing as they will, and you will continue to know the most important of all freedoms-the boundless scope of the human mind to contemplate wonders, and to begin to understand their meaning." - (David Brower, The Foreword to Oregon Rivers by Larry Olson and John Daniel)
Did You Know?
The Ozark hellbender is one of two species of hellbender, a giant salamander, in the United States. Ozark National Scenic Riverways is one of the few places on earth home to the Ozark species. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...