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Newton County Bank robbers caught

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

Question: Many years ago, Avo Brasel told of a bank robbery at Jasper. Do you have any information about this event? Answer: Donna Dodson of the Bradley House Museum at Jasper could probably tell you more about this robbery than I, but it did happen and I’m sure Miss Avo Brasel had a vivid account

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County fair dates to 1887 in Boone County

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

Question: What is the history of the fair – Boone County or district? When was the first fair? Answer: In searching old records, we find that a notice of the second annual fair of Harrison and a North Arkansas Fair Association setting the fair date of October 3, 4, and 5, 1888. So, was the

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Rustic cabins welcomed visitors to City View Camp

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

Question: What information do you have on the old rustic motel that sat on top of Harrison Hill? Answer: Searching for information on the City View Camp certainly brought back memories of the hill and how much it has changed through the years. In the 1930s, Frank and Fannie Lou Coffman along with Layton and

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Harrison churches date to 1834

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

Question: Only moved to the area recently. Enjoy your history column. My question is: Seems Boone County has a great many churches – what were some of the early churches? Answer: Since the beginning of settlements in this area, churches have played a big role in the communities in which they were organized. The earliest

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150 years dressed in style

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

Question: On a recent museum tour with her class, my daughter was very impressed with a “long black” dress she saw displayed. Can you feature this dress in your Friday column? Answer: The dress that probably caught your daughter’s eye is a lovely, long, sheer black frock displayed on a mannequin, with both items donated

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Survivor remembered details of Utah massacre

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

Question: I recently read “Mountain Meadows Witness,” a book about the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah. Did any of the local surviving children ever write a memoir or pass down stories of what they remember happening at the massacre? Answer: In 1938, Clyde Greenhaw Newman of the Harrison Daily Times interviewed Martha Elizabeth Baker “Betty”

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National Forests date to 1891

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

Question: What information do you have on the early formation of the Ozark National Forest? Answer: This is the second question we have received about the Ozark National Forest and in an earlier column, this subject was discussed. That column, mainly about the Henry Koen Experimental Forest, is on file at the Heritage Museum. A

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Chamber booklet revealed area’s assets during 1930s

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

Question: Boone County Heritage Museum hosted the Harrison Chamber of Commerce “Business Before Hours” this past Wednesday. Several old Chamber brochures from the early 1930s were displayed, and one person suggested that a Friday column be done about how Harrison was promoted at that time. Answer: The 1930 booklet issued by the Chamber of Commerce

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Family history reveals pioneer life

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

This past week has been a very, very busy time at the Boone County Heritage Museum, so pardon us for not answering your questions mailed or phoned in. With the deadline growing for the publication of Volume II of the Boone County, Arkansas Family History Book, time for research on topics for a Friday column

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Fulbrights influential family at Valley Springs

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

Question: Was J. William Fulbright a Boone County native? I say yes, my son says no. What information do you have? Answer: Hate to burst your bubble, but your son is correct. Various sites on the Internet have a multitude of information about Fulbright’s life. J. William was born in Summer, Missouri in 1905, and

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