The book by Robert K. Gilmore - "Ozark Baptizings, Hangings, and Other Diversions". It is written about the theatrical folkways of the rural Missouri pioneers, 1885-1910 and has a copyright of 1994.
It has typical life style of the people in Barry County as well as some of the nearby counties.
It is interesting and informative. Gilmore received his PHD in theater from the University of Minnesota.