By David Benac

on the finish of the 19th century, the rugged panorama of the Courtois Hills within the Missouri Ozarks was once host to an remoted society of tenacious population, who subsisted nearly fullyyt at the assets of its wealthy forests. It was once this similar priceless bushes that drew the Missouri Lumber and Mining corporation to the realm, and sparked a permanent cultural and environmental fight. David Benac examines the fight among citizens and outsiders via executive records, corporation documents, neighborhood newspapers, and oral histories. He studies greater than sixty years of significant social and monetary alterations for the hill folks and for the woodland itself. In below a century, the Courtois Hills observed the top of a close to hunter-gatherer life, the increase and fall of the ecocnomic yet devastating trees undefined, and the start of a brand new period of conservation and environmental awareness.

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