Didymos Thomas;74084 wrote:
Yep, that's such a pretty part of the country, but Branson city government, Wal-Mart, Tyson, they all want to see it paved over and turning a profit. Their values are backwards.
Ticks me off when people stereotype Ozark folks as backwards. Nah, they appreciate the beauty of their home. It's the slick suited carpetbaggers who are backwards, coming in to ruin the country for a few extra dollars. Those fools need to go back to Wall-Street.
Before I moved out here, about sixteen or so years ago, I thought about moving to Oregon. At that time, (I don't know how it is now,) Oregon was a slow growth no growth state. I took a drive to Oregon. Drove through Grants pass, Roseburg, Salem.
It was a beautiful place. Rained a lot but, beautiful. One thing that stood out to me was how clean everything seemed to be. Even the roadside rest areas. Spotless. I chose the Ozarks to move to because I had a friend who lived here. Sixteen years ago, it seemed to me to be just as beautiful as Oregon was. But, it is changing like everything else. The locals can tell you stories of how it use to be. I can go back sixteen years and look at it now and I can see the changes. Branson is a town of progress. Progress, is expensive.