StateoftheOzarks Bear LogoESTABLISHED IN 2007, StateoftheOzarks began as an magazine publication for Ozark culture. From that, we grew from documenting community to fostering community by creating spaces where relationships are built, creativity is shared, and economy is strengthened.


Red Oak II Mill Barn

Red Oak II

by Joshua Heston

[JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI] — A sharp wind whistles across the rolling Missouri plains east of Carthage. Here, less than a mile north of famed Route 66, is Red Oak II, a community that isn’t a town, but a tourist attraction that is a homey neighborhood of museum-esque eccentricity. The place is easy enough to find. Just turn north on County Road 120 after you see the “Crap Duster” at the Flying W Truck Stop (if you’re traveling west to east on the Mother Road). [CONTINUE READING]

Scottie's Christmas

Scottie’s Christmas, circa 2022

by Joshua Heston

[SPARTA, MO] — Scottie Snider, longtime antique collector, artist and decorator, stands in his 1880s’ farmhouse, welcoming the civic-minded and the curious of Christian County into his holiday-ensconced residence… [CONTINUE READING]

Barry County, Missouri

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