A mountain range
in the four-state area of southwest Missouri
, northwest Arkansas
, and eastern Kansas
; also the geographical area where this range is located. It is defined by gently-rolling hills and ridges, deep forests (usually named memorially for Mark Twain
, famed Missouri author
), caves, and sparkling streams. Cities include Springfield
The Ozarks, like many areas of the United States, has a rich cultural heritage. It has been the home to hillbillies and Baldknobbers, and fought over by the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War.