Overview

James Melvin Scott's THE MISSOURI KID chronicles the life of a boy growing up in the Missouri Ozarks during the early 1900s. It's a poignant coming-of-age story during a time long gone. While his parents, who were farmers, didn't have much -- very few families did back then -- they provided their children with a rich childhood in an environment surrounded by nature. Scott grew up hunting and fishing in the Ozark Hills, in Missouri's great rivers and magnificent streams. Scott's story takes you through his early ...
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The Missouri Kid

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Overview

James Melvin Scott's THE MISSOURI KID chronicles the life of a boy growing up in the Missouri Ozarks during the early 1900s. It's a poignant coming-of-age story during a time long gone. While his parents, who were farmers, didn't have much -- very few families did back then -- they provided their children with a rich childhood in an environment surrounded by nature. Scott grew up hunting and fishing in the Ozark Hills, in Missouri's great rivers and magnificent streams. Scott's story takes you through his early years, through his youth, when he played high school basketball and was a cowboy in the rodeo, and into adulthood when he taught in a one-room classroom, to when he eventually left Missouri, crossed the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim with a friend as he headed out West, to California, to pursue the American dream.
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Editorial Reviews

Gateway Heritage Magazine, Fall 2002 - Danny Kathriner
So essential and so relevant; a fascinating, fun, quick read for anyone interested in taking a journey into the past.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013161993
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 7/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 435,861
  • File size: 493 KB

Meet the Author

James Melvin Scott was a teacher for five years in a one-room schoolhouse before he moved out West in 1937. During World War II, he worked for the government as a civilian on the Alaskan-Canadian Highway. A veteran tournament player who helped originate racquetball in San Diego, he is the recipient of ten gold, bronze and silver U.S. Senior Olympic medals.
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