I was just looking at my favorite map of the Ozarks and it occurred to me that it would be nice to have it here for you folks to see.
Many people associate the Ozark Mountains with Arkansas, but clearly two-thirds of the region is in Missouri. Also, a lot of people aren't aware that a fairly large chunk of the Ozarks can be found in Oklahoma. There's just a tiny portion in Kansas, the state which has been home to both sides of my family since emigrating from Ireland and Germany in the 1800s. I wasn't even aware that there's portions in Illinois until I did some research. I learned that they are referred to as the Illinois Ozarks and aren't considered as part of the Ozarks, although they share the name.