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1940s ‘Suit Club’ on square

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: This continues last week’s column about businesses that had once occupied the south side of the downtown Harrison square. By naming them, I hope this will “jog” your memory of those businesses you may have traded with through the years. Answer: By the 1940s, Collier Auto Supply, owned by E. L. Collier, made itself

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Mt. Meadows Massacre story at Heritage Museum

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: What is the full story about Mt. Meadows? The historical marker south of town mentions this event and I would like to know more. Answer: The historical marker, located near Milum Spring on Highway 7 South, is a poignant reminder of the ill-fated wagon train that formed in that beautiful valley with hopes of

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Bank of Alpena cancelled in 1931

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: In the current issue of the Boone County Historian / Oak Leaves, a check from the Bank of Alpena, Alpena Pass, Arkansas is pictured. What happened to this bank? Is any history available on this bank? Answer: Chartered January 2, 1907, the Bank of Alpena, Alpena Pass, Arkansas, was a familiar site on main

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Heritage museum houses Ozarks’ history

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Former board member Bob Vinyard asked the following question this week: When did the Heritage Museum first open? Answer: The grand old 1912 Harrison High School building served the community well until growth in our town demanded a larger facility. The high school moved to its new location on South Pine Street in 1952.

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Historic homes grace South Pine Street

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Please write some columns about old homes, especially those that once stood on South Pine Street. Answer: South Pine Street was the address for several stately homes in years past. A much earlier column told of Charles F. Czech, who was first to construct a mill on Crooked Creek, but little was told of

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Newman history rooted in Pine Street home

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Please continue to tell the history of old homes in Harrison, either those still standing or the ones that have been demolished. Answer: Today’s column tells of another historic home that once stood proudly at 612 South Pine Street, but like so many other places, it was torn down “to make a parking lot.”

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Rare Sears & Roebuck home survives at Marshall

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: I am interested in Sears and Roebuck houses. Do any exist in Boone County? Answer: From 1908 until 1940, a family could order “the entire house” from a Sears catalog. Several companies, such as Sears, offered complete houses, down to the nails and trim, factory direct. Catalogs were not a new phenomenon. Folks had

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Bank robber Starr died with family in cell

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: How long did outlaw Henry Starr live after being shot at an attempted bank robbery in Harrison? Answer: So many things have been written about Henry Starr, and that includes the attempted robbery of Peoples National Bank in Harrison on Friday, February 18, 1921. Our town was placed in the limelight, as the curtains

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Moms organized ’50s basketball team

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: The Central Grade P.T.A. mothers had a basketball team in the ’50s. Does the museum have any information about this? Answer: Not only does the museum have information, we have pictures too! The 1952 Central Grade School P.T.A. mothers pulled off a fundraising event that had the whole town talking. Determined to raise enough

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Silica sand mined at Everton

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Do you have information on the Silica Sand Plant that once stood in Everton? Answer: Records on file at the Heritage Museum indicate that the Silica Sand Plant operated at Everton, Arkansas for several years. In 1939 and the 1940′s, the Silica Sand Plant employed 20 to 25 people while at the same time

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