This fire in the projection booth at the Plaza Theater on the west side of the square in Harrison, Arkansas occurred in the mid-1940s. The fire started when film in the projector caught fire from heat of the carbon arc lamp. Archie Lantz and Bob Kent were working in the projection booth, Bob Holtby and Fred Hudson were working downstairs. It is easy to identify Kroger’s, Tim’s Grocery to immediate right of Plaza and Montgomery Ward. The fire occurred during a Saturday Matinee. (Photo from the files of Mrs. John Greenhaw Newman)
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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