People around Mountain View have a lot of pride in their culture. They started the Roots program to provide free musical instruments and instruction to grade school children and that program has been hugely successful. They also have a desire to protect their heritage in crafts. In 1962 the University of Arkansas assisted local artisans and musicians in forming the Ozark Foothills Craft Guild. The Guild sponsored an annual folk festival that today draws more than 100,000 to this tiny community of just over 2,000 people. Seeking a more permanent and full time place to exhibit their crafts, the guild, with fundraising and government funds, established a private commercial venture in Mountain View that was eventually rolled into the state park system. It is located a couple of miles from where we are parked.