Arlis White is the man holding the snake in this picture. Arlis was a cab driver in Harrison. We cannot identify the kind of snake this is, but the head appears to be of a pit viper. It is probably some type of rattlesnake, but cannot see rattles. This picture was taken on the north side of the square.
Aerial view to the north of downtown Harrison, Arkansas. Note the Willow Street bridge. This photo was taken pre-1961, before the flood.
In this episode, Toinette and Jim take a look at vintage toys found at the Boone County Heritage Museum. Plus so much more!
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The City View Camp used to be located in Harrison, Arkansas on Harrison Hill, across from the current fairgrounds. It was demolished in the 1980s to make way for condominiums that currently stand in this location.
The back of the postcard reads, “Rest and relax where it is cool, with the comfort of knowing you and your personal effects are in absolute safety. City water from a gushing Ozark spring. Mountain top location and overlooking North Arkansas’ leading city. Going south it’s through the city on top of the mountain and going north it’s on top of the mountain just before entering the city. Cooking facilities for those desiring to cook. All modern rustic log cabins. Rates reasonable. Phone 158. Owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ormond.”
In keeping with our mission statement:
Believing that remembering the past makes for a brighter future; the Boone County Heritage Museum’s purpose is to enable others to experience the heritage, culture and resources of our community by accumulating, preserving, and presenting the past to the public through technology, education and collaboration.
We are in need of proper storage units for our large flat artifacts such as maps,large photographs, and various other archival materials. The cabinets we have chosen will serve our purposes nicely for some time to come. Your donation of any amount will go far in helping us to continue to preserve Boone County’s past and present for the future and will be greatly appreciated. Boone County Heritage Museum is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization and all donations are tax deductible.
In this inaugural live show we took a quick look back at the cornerstone opening that happened on this very day in 2012 which ironically enough was the first day that Jim Bumgardner and Toinette Madison met. We then discussed some headlines and articles from the Harrison Daily Times archives that are at the museum. We also touched on Jim’s favorite topic at the Boone County Heritage Museum; Henry Starr. Thanks for watching and sharing this video and supporting the Boone County Heritage Museum.