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Leslie’s cooperage world’s largest in 1900

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

Question: Where was the factory in North Arkansas that made whiskey barrels? Answer: Leslie was the home to the H. D. Williams Cooperage Company, widely known for the manufacture of whiskey barrels. Although the company produced many other items, it is still best known for oak whiskey kegs and barrels. H. D. Williams of St.

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Indians, preachers, midwives at Tom Thumb Spring

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

Question: While hiking recently, I discovered Tom Thumb Cemetery close to the Erbie area. One stone caught my eye, and I would like any information you have on T. J. Jayland, whose deeply cut stone shows a hand with the finger pointed upward. I find this is an odd name for a cemetery, so is

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Tims Chili Kitchen remembered downtown

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

Question: Several years ago, I read something about a chili kitchen in Harrison. Do you know what business that could possibly be, and when it operated? Answer: No doubt the business you read about was Tims Chili Kitchen, a well known and popular place to eat in Harrison for several years. Located on the south

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Oregon Flat School documented

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

Question: My great-grandmother attended one session of school in 1901 or 1902 at Oregon Flat. Are records from that school available at the museum? Answer: A few records of Oregon Flat School District No. 70 for the early 1900s are on file at the Heritage Museum. Oregon Flat School District was one of the 99

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Grandchild spurred judge to build hospital

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

Question: I am a relatively new resident to Boone County and I find the medical facilities adequate, but I am curious about the age of the local hospital. Do you have early information about the beginning of the hospital on Main Street in Harrison? Answer: As far back as the late 1920s and early 1930s,

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1930s Economy Store on Harrison Square

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

Question: Remember Martini’s Store on the west side of the square? Answer: I’m sure many remember the Economy Store – but it was always called Martini’s by my mother. Located on the west side of the square in the 1940s and 1950s, Eugene Martini purchased the Economy Store from C. W. Capps in 1938. Through

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‘Tie hackers’ part of railroad history

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

Question: My great-grandfather was a “tie hacker” when the railroad was being built through the area. Do you have records on local men who might have been known as “tie hackers?” Answer: The museum does not have records of “tie hackers” for this area, but it was a well known occupation for many men, not

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Carrollton hub of activity when county seat

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

Question: I would like more information on the little town of Carrollton. Answer: Today, one would never know that this beautiful, wide spot in the valley of Long Creek on Highway 412 was once the location of the county seat Carroll County. But, let’s take a look back into the past history of Carrollton. In

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Old ledger paints life at Hall school house

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

Question: How many times have you passed by something, wondered what it contained, but simply did not take the time to really investigate? Answer: This was one of those “prying” days at the Heritage Museum. Volunteer Marlene Rowe came downstairs carrying an old book that was on a shelf in the School Room located on

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OTASCO in downtown memories

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

Question: Remember the “OTASCO” store on the west side of the square? Answer: Memories of OTASCO share space in my recollections of so many old stores that once were fixtures on the square. Almost everything you bought came from merchants around the square – from groceries, clothing, shoes and medicine. But let’s go back in

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