Roads crooked and steep kept these areas isolated well into the '30's.
I am old enough to remember traveling the gravel roads.
I was born in '54 and some of these roads were not paved then.
Stone County and the St James community became famous worldwide in 1929 when a romance between a young lady, Teller Ruminer, and a "hobo" Connie Franklin supposedly ended in gruesome murder. Depending on which side you talk to the "truth" is different but always interesting.
The book I am now reading is entertaining because I know a lot of these folks and the communities the book covers. Ghost of The Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South by Brooks Blevins. A true life tale of murder? and mystery among the hilly communities in Stone county.
An old building on the court square.
Dry Creek mentioned in the book was not dry today.
Funny how we look at things differently when we know the history.
We flew home again pulling a bush hog
with one happy Hubby.