Before the word Ozarks was synonymous with the idea of goofy hillbillies, fast boats, and family vacations, it was a place where real people lived their lives day-to-day and learned about the world from their local newspapers. A new book from the University of Arkansas Press, Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks, the Life and Times of…
Avery’s involvement in Route 66’s birth and its rise to worldwide fame was anything but an accident.
This very readable history of the world’s most famous road is told through the words and pictures of men and women who made their livings on the edge of that highway from the 1920s until the coming of interstates in the mid-1950s.
When Lucile Morris Upton was 25, she gave up teaching to become a newspaper reporter — and never looked back.