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What exactly is a Madstone you ask? Growing up here in southern Missouri, I always heard "cudstone", a bit more literal ...
01/13/2021

What exactly is a Madstone you ask? Growing up here in southern Missouri, I always heard "cudstone", a bit more literal description and perhaps less worrisome sounding.

A mad stone (sometimes called a ‘bezoar stone’) is used to draw poison out of bites and wounds. It allegedly works by absorbing the poison bit by bit, curing the bites by detoxifying them completely. Mad stones can be found in the stomach or intestines of cud-chewing animals.

Another fact heard growing up was that if a cow "loses her cud," she will die, as the "stone" is necessary for digestion.

"Depending on the animal, the stone may be more potent and valuable; for example, the stone of a brown deer is said to be inferior to that of a white deer."

Folklore says Mad stones are not to be bought or sold; such interaction may negate their healing powers. Likely, this part of the tale arose to deter would-be healers from killing the neighbor's cow.

Source: https://www.almanac.com/content/try-madstone

Photo: February 8, 1894 "Rolla (Missouri) Herald"

#darkozarks #folklore #noeasyansers #thathappened #thathappenedhere #ozarks #noir #whatif #madstine

What exactly is a Madstone you ask? Growing up here in southern Missouri, I always heard "cudstone", a bit more literal description and perhaps less worrisome sounding.

A mad stone (sometimes called a ‘bezoar stone’) is used to draw poison out of bites and wounds. It allegedly works by absorbing the poison bit by bit, curing the bites by detoxifying them completely. Mad stones can be found in the stomach or intestines of cud-chewing animals.

Another fact heard growing up was that if a cow "loses her cud," she will die, as the "stone" is necessary for digestion.

"Depending on the animal, the stone may be more potent and valuable; for example, the stone of a brown deer is said to be inferior to that of a white deer."

Folklore says Mad stones are not to be bought or sold; such interaction may negate their healing powers. Likely, this part of the tale arose to deter would-be healers from killing the neighbor's cow.

Source: https://www.almanac.com/content/try-madstone

Photo: February 8, 1894 "Rolla (Missouri) Herald"

#darkozarks #folklore #noeasyansers #thathappened #thathappenedhere #ozarks #noir #whatif #madstine

LIVE WEDNESDAYS!  TONIGHT. Tune in-- Josh and Lisa will be discussing the Myth of the West and more.What would you like ...
01/13/2021

LIVE WEDNESDAYS! TONIGHT. Tune in-- Josh and Lisa will be discussing the Myth of the West and more.

What would you like to hear about tonight?

JOIN US at 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central on Instagram for our IGLive "Strange Tales" and HERE ON FACEBOOK AT 830pm Eastern/730pm Central for FBLIVE with our livestream "Unanswered Questions".

#darkozarks #noeasyanswers #ozarksnoir #Ozarks #thathappened #thathappenedhere #history #haunt #haint #creepy #spooky #noir ##unexplained #unsolved #moretocome #tvshow #tvseries

LIVE WEDNESDAYS! TONIGHT. Tune in-- Josh and Lisa will be discussing the Myth of the West and more.

What would you like to hear about tonight?

JOIN US at 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central on Instagram for our IGLive "Strange Tales" and HERE ON FACEBOOK AT 830pm Eastern/730pm Central for FBLIVE with our livestream "Unanswered Questions".

#darkozarks #noeasyanswers #ozarksnoir #Ozarks #thathappened #thathappenedhere #history #haunt #haint #creepy #spooky #noir ##unexplained #unsolved #moretocome #tvshow #tvseries

01/09/2021
Dark Ozarks

Dark Ozarks Presents: "Unanswered Questions". Josh and Lisa discuss Six Degrees of the Ozarks and the OK Corral, Symmetry of Place, Shadowmen and more.

#darkozarks #ozarksnoir #noir #noeasyanswers #creepy #thathappened #thathappenedhere #ozarks #moretocome #TVseries #sixdegrees #OKCORRAL #ghost #shadowman

Dark Ozarks Presents: "Unanswered Questions". Josh and Lisa discuss Six Degrees of the Ozarks and the OK Corral, Symmetry of Place, Shadowmen and more.

#darkozarks #ozarksnoir #noir #noeasyanswers #creepy #thathappened #thathappenedhere #ozarks #moretocome #TVseries #sixdegrees #OKCORRAL #ghost #shadowman

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6. 2021. LIVE. Tune in-- Josh and Lisa return to Live Wednesdays: Dark Ozarks, at 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Ce...
01/02/2021

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6. 2021. LIVE. Tune in-- Josh and Lisa return to Live Wednesdays: Dark Ozarks, at 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central on Instagram for our IGLive "Strange Tales" and HERE ON FACEBOOK AT 830pm Eastern/730pm Central for FBLIVE with our livestream "Unanswered Questions".

#darkozarks #noeasyanswers #ozarksnoir #Ozarks #thathappened #thathappenedhere #history #haunt #haint #creepy #spooky #noir ##unexplained #unsolved #moretocome #2021 #tvshow #tvseries #spooky

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6. 2021. LIVE. Tune in-- Josh and Lisa return to Live Wednesdays: Dark Ozarks, at 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central on Instagram for our IGLive "Strange Tales" and HERE ON FACEBOOK AT 830pm Eastern/730pm Central for FBLIVE with our livestream "Unanswered Questions".

#darkozarks #noeasyanswers #ozarksnoir #Ozarks #thathappened #thathappenedhere #history #haunt #haint #creepy #spooky #noir ##unexplained #unsolved #moretocome #2021 #tvshow #tvseries #spooky

The Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt gunfight on the square in Springfield, Missouri in 1865 was where the myth of the Ol...
12/30/2020

The Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt gunfight on the square in Springfield, Missouri in 1865 was where the myth of the Old West gunfight started. However, it eerily echoed another confrontation of 28 years earlier on the same spot. John Roberts, owner of a mill and distillery where US 65 now runs was known as a rough man, having been charged with attempting to kill two different men. He had a long-running feud with John Campbell, known as the founder of Springfield, and perhaps a grudge against Judge Charles Yancy, who had previously represented a man claiming Roberts had wronged him. Once again in court, Roberts and Campbell exchanged heated words and Judge Yancy admonished them to stop. Campbell heeded. Roberts did not and Yancy fined him $20. Roberts repeatedly provoked Yancy over the course of a year, the Judge walking away from confrontation more than once. Finally, they crossed paths at the northwest corner of the square (where Tutt was shot by Hickok) and Roberts reached in his coat. Yancy, thinking Roberts was reaching for a weapon shot--afterall, Roberts had attacked others, including allegedly cutting off Kindred Rose's ear. Yancy pulled a second gun, preparing to shoot as Roberts exclaimed, "Don't shoot, I'm dead," (almost the same words said by Tutt when shot) before collapsing. He had been reaching for an eyeglass case which he had a habit of snapping open and shut at Yancy while taunting him. Yancy was tried for murder and found not guilty despite witnesses testifying (just as Hickok was acquitted). Yancy went on to serve as Judge until his death in 1857.

Photo: Springfield Greene County Bar Association.

The 1859 courthouse on left was the building Tutt was in front of when he was shot and died on the steps. Interesting note about the burned 1837 courthouse on right, it was not actually burned due to the battle listed in the description, but was torched by a prisoner who got ahold of some matches about the time of the battle.

#darkozarks #Ozarks

The Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt gunfight on the square in Springfield, Missouri in 1865 was where the myth of the Old West gunfight started. However, it eerily echoed another confrontation of 28 years earlier on the same spot. John Roberts, owner of a mill and distillery where US 65 now runs was known as a rough man, having been charged with attempting to kill two different men. He had a long-running feud with John Campbell, known as the founder of Springfield, and perhaps a grudge against Judge Charles Yancy, who had previously represented a man claiming Roberts had wronged him. Once again in court, Roberts and Campbell exchanged heated words and Judge Yancy admonished them to stop. Campbell heeded. Roberts did not and Yancy fined him $20. Roberts repeatedly provoked Yancy over the course of a year, the Judge walking away from confrontation more than once. Finally, they crossed paths at the northwest corner of the square (where Tutt was shot by Hickok) and Roberts reached in his coat. Yancy, thinking Roberts was reaching for a weapon shot--afterall, Roberts had attacked others, including allegedly cutting off Kindred Rose's ear. Yancy pulled a second gun, preparing to shoot as Roberts exclaimed, "Don't shoot, I'm dead," (almost the same words said by Tutt when shot) before collapsing. He had been reaching for an eyeglass case which he had a habit of snapping open and shut at Yancy while taunting him. Yancy was tried for murder and found not guilty despite witnesses testifying (just as Hickok was acquitted). Yancy went on to serve as Judge until his death in 1857.

Photo: Springfield Greene County Bar Association.

The 1859 courthouse on left was the building Tutt was in front of when he was shot and died on the steps. Interesting note about the burned 1837 courthouse on right, it was not actually burned due to the battle listed in the description, but was torched by a prisoner who got ahold of some matches about the time of the battle.

#darkozarks #Ozarks

The Dark Ozarks twist to the Hickok-Tutt fight: it eerily followed events from 30 yrs before-details tonight.  Time slip...
12/27/2020

The Dark Ozarks twist to the Hickok-Tutt fight: it eerily followed events from 30 yrs before-details tonight.

Time slips away from us, like aces and eights spilled from the dead man's hand--Wild Bill Hickok's murder in Deadwood, South Dakota, shot in the back playing cards in 1876. That ending is infamous, and has passed into the annals of American lore. Wild Bill was a legend; as a gunman, lawman and gambler. Gunman is perhaps the most fitting as he was considered by many of his contemporaries- other gunmen and lawmen-as the best there was. What does an Illinois kid who ran away from home because he believed he killed a man in a fight in a river, who became the deadliest man with a gun in the West, when the West was filled with deadly men, have to do with the Ozarks?

James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok spent a lot of time in the Ozarks, including serving as a scout for the Union Army during the Civil War here. In Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill practiced his craft of marksmanship. It was also there, months after the end of the Civil War, at a card table that he got into an argument with his best friend, Davis Tutt- a former Confederate soldier from Yellville, Arkansas whose father had died in the Tutt-Everett War. An argument over a lost card game, a girl, and a pocket watch (the pocket watch was about honor).

July 1865. Wild Bill and Dave Tutt walked out onto the open square of Springfield, Missouri in the first and only walk down, call out gunfight of the Old West. The gun fight we have seen countless times in the movies, but really only happened that way, here in the Ozarks, with Hickok and Tutt. Both were dangerous men with a gun and it was anyone's guess who would win. Hickok walked off the square into infamy, and Davis Tutt fell dead into almost obscurity. Acquitted of murder, although there were two dozen witnesses, Hickok became the first legend of the Old West. RIP Davis Tutt and James Butler Hickok.
#darkozarks #Ozarks #wildbillhickok #oldwest #history

The Dark Ozarks twist to the Hickok-Tutt fight: it eerily followed events from 30 yrs before-details tonight.

Time slips away from us, like aces and eights spilled from the dead man's hand--Wild Bill Hickok's murder in Deadwood, South Dakota, shot in the back playing cards in 1876. That ending is infamous, and has passed into the annals of American lore. Wild Bill was a legend; as a gunman, lawman and gambler. Gunman is perhaps the most fitting as he was considered by many of his contemporaries- other gunmen and lawmen-as the best there was. What does an Illinois kid who ran away from home because he believed he killed a man in a fight in a river, who became the deadliest man with a gun in the West, when the West was filled with deadly men, have to do with the Ozarks?

James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok spent a lot of time in the Ozarks, including serving as a scout for the Union Army during the Civil War here. In Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill practiced his craft of marksmanship. It was also there, months after the end of the Civil War, at a card table that he got into an argument with his best friend, Davis Tutt- a former Confederate soldier from Yellville, Arkansas whose father had died in the Tutt-Everett War. An argument over a lost card game, a girl, and a pocket watch (the pocket watch was about honor).

July 1865. Wild Bill and Dave Tutt walked out onto the open square of Springfield, Missouri in the first and only walk down, call out gunfight of the Old West. The gun fight we have seen countless times in the movies, but really only happened that way, here in the Ozarks, with Hickok and Tutt. Both were dangerous men with a gun and it was anyone's guess who would win. Hickok walked off the square into infamy, and Davis Tutt fell dead into almost obscurity. Acquitted of murder, although there were two dozen witnesses, Hickok became the first legend of the Old West. RIP Davis Tutt and James Butler Hickok.
#darkozarks #Ozarks #wildbillhickok #oldwest #history

Norman G. Baker, one of the most controversial people in the Dark Ozarks. Baker was an early American radio broadcaster,...
12/27/2020

Norman G. Baker, one of the most controversial people in the Dark Ozarks. Baker was an early American radio broadcaster, operatingl KTNT in Muscatine, Iowa and the "pirate radio" XENT out of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, and invented the Tangley calliaphone (an air blown musical instrument similar to a calliope). His story also includes quack cancer treatments that landed him in prison, the lavish Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, controversial experiments on patients and more. Listen to the Dark Ozarks video for more of the story:
https://www.facebook.com/darkozarks/videos/192498485266394/

Photos: crescent-hotel.com, smithsonianmag.com, historichotels.com, eurekasprings.com

#DarkOzarks #noir #OzarksNoir #normanbaker #crescenthotel #eurekasprings #quackmedicine #radio #noeasyanswers #thathappened #thathappenedhere #haunted #history #folklore #moretocome #tvseries

Norman G. Baker, one of the most controversial people in the Dark Ozarks. Baker was an early American radio broadcaster, operatingl KTNT in Muscatine, Iowa and the "pirate radio" XENT out of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, and invented the Tangley calliaphone (an air blown musical instrument similar to a calliope). His story also includes quack cancer treatments that landed him in prison, the lavish Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, controversial experiments on patients and more. Listen to the Dark Ozarks video for more of the story:
https://www.facebook.com/darkozarks/videos/192498485266394/

Photos: crescent-hotel.com, smithsonianmag.com, historichotels.com, eurekasprings.com

#DarkOzarks #noir #OzarksNoir #normanbaker #crescenthotel #eurekasprings #quackmedicine #radio #noeasyanswers #thathappened #thathappenedhere #haunted #history #folklore #moretocome #tvseries

Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell, one of the most complex and brilliant people in the Dark Ozarks. He was a brilliant surgeon, f...
12/26/2020

Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell, one of the most complex and brilliant people in the Dark Ozarks. He was a brilliant surgeon, founded the first Medical School west of the Mississippi (used as a Civil War prison by the Union Army), and his story includes experiments into preserving the dead, caves, grave robbing, cannons, pet bear, Mark Twain and early ghost hunting, not to mention Civil War Confederate surgeon and diplomat. Listen to our video for the full story: https://www.facebook.com/darkozarks/videos/192498485266394/

Photos: stlouistoday.com, wustl.edu, mocivilwar.org, wikipedia.com

#DarkOzarks #noir #OzarksNoir #drmcdowell #Resurrectionists #civilwar #MarkTwain #noeasyanswers #thathappened #thathappenedhere #folklore #history #marktwain #moretocome #tvseries

Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell, one of the most complex and brilliant people in the Dark Ozarks. He was a brilliant surgeon, founded the first Medical School west of the Mississippi (used as a Civil War prison by the Union Army), and his story includes experiments into preserving the dead, caves, grave robbing, cannons, pet bear, Mark Twain and early ghost hunting, not to mention Civil War Confederate surgeon and diplomat. Listen to our video for the full story: https://www.facebook.com/darkozarks/videos/192498485266394/

Photos: stlouistoday.com, wustl.edu, mocivilwar.org, wikipedia.com

#DarkOzarks #noir #OzarksNoir #drmcdowell #Resurrectionists #civilwar #MarkTwain #noeasyanswers #thathappened #thathappenedhere #folklore #history #marktwain #moretocome #tvseries

12/10/2020
Dark Ozarks

Dark Ozarks Presents: The Baldknobbers, Vigilantes and Storytelling in the Ozarks

#darkozarks #ozarksnoir #live #noeasyanswers #thathappened #thathappenedhere #SDC #Baldknobbers #TaneyCo #Ozark #ozarks #ozarkmountains #missouri #folklore #history #lore #tvseries #moretocome

Dark Ozarks Presents: The Baldknobbers, Vigilantes and Storytelling in the Ozarks

#darkozarks #ozarksnoir #live #noeasyanswers #thathappened #thathappenedhere #SDC #Baldknobbers #TaneyCo #Ozark #ozarks #ozarkmountains #missouri #folklore #history #lore #tvseries #moretocome

TONIGHT. LIVE. Tune in tonight and join Josh and Lisa for an announcement from Dark Ozarks, at 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central ...
12/09/2020

TONIGHT. LIVE. Tune in tonight and join Josh and Lisa for an announcement from Dark Ozarks, at 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central on Instagram for our IGLive "Strange Tales" and HERE ON FACEBOOK AT 830pm Eastern/730pm Central for FBLIVE with our livestream "Unanswered Questions".

#darkozarks #noeasyanswers #ozarksnoir #Ozarks #thathappened #thathappenedhere #history #haunt #haint #creepy #spooky #noir ##unexplained #unsolved #moretocome #noeasyanswers #tvshow #tvseries #spooky

TONIGHT. LIVE. Tune in tonight and join Josh and Lisa for an announcement from Dark Ozarks, at 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central on Instagram for our IGLive "Strange Tales" and HERE ON FACEBOOK AT 830pm Eastern/730pm Central for FBLIVE with our livestream "Unanswered Questions".

#darkozarks #noeasyanswers #ozarksnoir #Ozarks #thathappened #thathappenedhere #history #haunt #haint #creepy #spooky #noir ##unexplained #unsolved #moretocome #noeasyanswers #tvshow #tvseries #spooky

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