A lack of sunlight and topsoil were two persistent challenges that made gardening on this land almost impossible. The sunlight problem was partially solved when the electric lines were brought in. Petit Jean Electric Cooperative cut a swath through the forest clearing the way for powerline poles and sunlight. Midway down into the hollow the loggers cut a path across a level piece of ground where a fair amount of humus had accumulated on top of the rocky ground. 1991, scanned color print, 3 x 5 in. (7.62 x 12.7 cm).  Ozark Series. © 2008 by Allen C. Benson.