emma26 [at] live [dot] missouristate [dot] edu
Emma is an undergraduate student in the Geography Program at Missouri State. Growing up in Springfield, she developed a passion for the history, geography, and culture of the Ozark Region and pursues that interest in her work and academics. She's been expressing her love of story telling and history here at KSMU since January 2010. Her work in public history is likewise represented in her job as an interpretive Park Ranger at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and her position as a board member at the Bonniebrook Historical Society. Emma enjoys walking, daydreaming, and spending time with friends, family and her dog, Mabel, in her limited free time.
Our local history series, a Sense of Place, focuses on why things are the way they are in our community by taking a step back in time. KSMU’s Emma Wilson visited a Branson attraction to get the scoop on the novelist who made it legendary.
Some experts have compared parts of the current economic climate to the Great Depression. In our ongoing series “A Sense Of Place” we look at our own local history in order to understand how it shapes our community. KSMU’s Emma Wilson explores how one Depression-era program still has an impact on everyday lives.