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Baldkmobber King

Ozark, MO

#1 Feb 18, 2011
Baldknobbers still live in Taney County Missouri-USA

Snapps Bald Mountain

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Apr 15, 2008

When I was a child I read a book about the Bald Knobbers, and here it is 50 years later and I am still wanting to see the mountain.

In May I will be making a trip to Kirbyville,Missouri
area and hope to see this mountain.

Can anyone tell me exactly whwere it is? And will there be other mountains in the area to confuse it with?

Thank you,


Harrison, TN

|Oct 30, 2008

What about Billie Btim's Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks...
does anyone know about that?


The Bald Knobbers was a group of non-racially motivated vigilantes in the southern part of the state of Missouri, who were active during the period 1883-1889.

They are commonly depicted wearing hoods with horns, a distinction that evolved during the rapid proliferation of the group into neighboring counties apart from its Taney County origins.

The group got its name from the grassy bald knob summits of the Ozark Mountains in the area. The hill where they first met is called Snapp's Bald, located just north of Kirbyville, Missouri.

Everybody in Kirbyville knows where Sanpp Bald is.
It's called Baldknobber Mountain.

However, because their secret meetings were held atop a "bald" mountaintop (in order to keep a look-out for spies), the public began to refer to them as the Bald Knobbers


While the Bald Knobbers were mostly Republicans that had fought for the Union Army, most of the anti-Bald Knobbers were Democrats that had fought for the Confederacy. When the county courthouse burned down, both rival sides pointed fingers at each other, intensifying the bitterness between the groups.


Baldknobbers still live in Taney County Missouri-USA

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