This is an aerial view of Harrison, probably in the early 1940s. This picture was donated by Virginia Earnest. Many buildings can be identified, such as the White House Cafe, Baptist Church, Deluxe Cafeteria/Masonic Hall, and the Hudspeth Ford car dealership.
Early photo of Harrison, taken from the northeast corner of the square looking north. Vine Street was later renamed Main Street. Mr. Shattuck, who took this postcard photo, had his office just off the square on Vine. His descendant John Shattuck sent the historical society this photo along with other photos from New Port, CA.
The Rio Hotel was a popular attraction in Harrison, Arkansas in the 1940s and 1950s, located on Main Street. The property had several owners over the years, and recently was Hoops and Homeruns, which got demolished this past October. The building in the foreground still stands though and is currently Capital Pawn Shop.
Even though these photos are older, these bluffs actually still exist! If you drive up Pilots Knob Road you can see the nice pretty view it provides. Pilots Knob is located in Batavia, Arkansas, just off of Capps Road (hwy 392) north of Harrison, Arkansas, across from the Phillips Tax Office. After a snow storm you may not want to drive up this road though because it’s a steep dirt road, but when you can make it’s very pretty! At the very top of the road you’ll see a cattle field now, and it’s ok to go over the fence into the cattle field. but at the end is the bluffs to hike up. You are in for a treat when you get to the top!
Before Wal-Mart became a supercenter and opened up on Highway 65 N in 1995, it was located on the bypass in Harrison, Arkansas where Tractor Supply and the Carmike Cinema are currently located. Consumers is located where Country Mart is located currently now.