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Ozark History Through Song, Kathy Downs,

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In 1992, Kathy Downs and her husband, living in Newton County, were ready to build a house. The instructions for the realtor included that the property needed to be all trees and rocks (no lawn) and they wanted a stream, and it should be close to their favorite put-in and take-out spots on the Buffalo National River. They found their spot and put down roots. Loving the river, Kathy worked for eight seasons as an interpretive ranger.

In the meantime, Kathy also pursued her interest in folk music, studying and gathering information about the Ozark mountain culture and putting all that into songs. She also played with the local music group, “Jazzper”, in Jasper. Kathy will share interesting history about our Ozark mountain culture through the medium of song.


September 24
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Terrie Martindale


Boone Co. Library
221 W. Stephenson, Harrison, AR
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