Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Branson, Missouri - History and Music in the Ozarks
While many people have heard of Branson, Missouri - the "Live Country Music Capital of the Universe" according to 60 Minutes - few realize that the Branson area is rich in history and culture.
The Branson area was the setting for the novel The Shepherd of the Hills, one of the best-selling books in American history. In fact, it was the book that first began bringing tourists to this section of the Ozarks. They came to see the landscape and hill cabins described in the novel and fell in love with the area, creating the modern Branson tourist industry.
Branson is home to numerous historic sites and natural wonders, as well as its scores of noted musical and live entertainment theaters. To learn more about the history of this fascinating area and some "off the beaten path" historical attractions, please visit our newly expanded Branson section at www.exploresouthernhistory.com. Just look for the Branson heading on the main page.