February 8, 2009
In 1955, M. E. Oliver, an artist from Madison County, created a book of illustrations he titled Strange Scenes in the Ozarks. Produced in the old-fashioned serigraph process, the book consists of approximately thirty colorful illustrations. The book was not bound in the typical sense, being assembled by hand with brass fasteners. Though the volume bears a date of 1955, illustrations were added as late as 1963.