November 9, 2012
The city of Black Rock is situated on the Black River at the edge of the Ozark Mountains. It reportedly takes its name from black rocks in the area. The city was a boomtown, emerging due to the development of railroads and timber interests, and it was later sustained by the pearling industry. Once those interests began to wane, the town slowly began a decline, until today little of the once prosperous business section of the town remains active.