Haven of Rest Cemetery

Sep 8, 2010 by

The other day I drove through Haven of Rest Cemetery here in Little Rock.  This cemetery is on my list of cemeteries to photograph and many famous African-Americans are buried there including: Daisy Lee Bates Gatson Scipio A. Jones It has been through several re-organizations and I think it would be a nightmare to maintain,  just because the graves might be on 3 different hills in 25...

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Native American Day – Piggott, Arkansas...

Sep 7, 2010 by

The Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center will host the 7th annual “Native American Day” on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.  The event will be held on the grounds of the Museum at 1071 Heritage Park Drive, Piggott, Arkansas. There will be no house tours for the day. There is no admission charge.  There will be free hot dogs & sodas, games and crafts for the kids, souvenirs from our museum store for under $5.00, and some fantastic authorities on the subject of Native Americans. R. W. “Dub” Lyerly from Ash Flat, Arkansas is an amateur archeologist.  He has worked on archeological digs and spent many years learning the history of the early inhabitants of northeast Arkansas.  Mr. Lyerly will be available to answer questions and identify...

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Forums Down & Back Up

Sep 7, 2010 by

At this time the forums are down, Arkansas Gazette articles included, and we are working on the problem.  Keep me in your prayers as I am about to have a panic attack thinking of all the possibilities here. Update:  We are back up and running…Whewww, that was a close...

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Bathtub Mary

Sep 7, 2010 by

I got the biggest kick out of the following blog: Bathtub Mary People from the North like to tease people from the South about various things, but don’t let them fool you.  We might have our Chain Art and Charles Donley’s but they have their eccentrics too. Now I am on the lookout for a Bathtub Mary in Arkansas, if you have seen one, drop me a note and I will go photograph...

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Chambers Cemetery – Pulaski County, Arkansas...

Sep 7, 2010 by

One of the cemeteries that Alvin sent me to put online was Chambers Cemetery out Highway 10 behind Good Earth Garden Center.  You have to walk through the Garden Center to get to it.  As I have said in the past, this would be the perfect thing to landscape and show their talents on but they prefer to cover it up with pots and pretend like it doesn’t exist.  It’s more exciting to do a landscape patch at the Big Dam Bridge.  You know, more people will see it over there….Good Earth Garden Center. Chambers...

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Civil War Memorial

Sep 6, 2010 by

All over the south, you will find sentinels to remind us of the Civil War tragedy, “Lest We Forget” that over 620,000 people died during the Civil War.  Confederates were listed at 260,000,  Union deaths were listed 360,000 and disease took over 417,000 people.  Most here in the South are Confederate markers but occasionally you will find a Grand Army of the Republic memorial too.  Desmond snapped this one in Greenville, Mississippi. U.D.C. Civil War Memorial – Greenville,...

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Robinwood Bed & Breakfast

Sep 5, 2010 by

Yesterday I took a tour of the Robinwood B & B here in Little Rock.  This house is an example of early 20th century prairie school architecture and looks like it belongs in Hot Springs instead of Little Rock. Karen Ford and her mother, Miriam Ford, have blended a pleasant mix of old architecture with modern furnishings and convenience.  Usually B&B’s make me feel like I am intruding on someone else’s life but I didn’t have that feeling at all with Robinwood.   A few things from the original interior remain…beautiful doors, two marble fire places and some old brass SQUARE door knobs.  Loved the two sun rooms….that’s what I want in my dream house.   Miriam said they were wonderful for storm watching. Robinwood Bed & Breakfast One |...

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Charles Lindbergh Historical Marker...

Sep 4, 2010 by

Desmond made a little trip over to Greenville, Mississippi yesterday and brought us back some goodies.  One being the Charles Lindbergh historical marker in Lake Village from Lindbergh’s first night flight. I am sure he was the talk of Chicot county back in the day.  Debonair and exciting at the same time.  Mr. Lindbergh later went on to become the first person to fly solo over the Atlantic ocean. Charles Lindbergh – Lake Village,...

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Bethany Cemetery & List of Missing...

Sep 3, 2010 by

Alvin Herrington, Pulaski County Co-ordinator with the Arkansas Gravestones project (http://www.arkansasgravestones.org/) has brought me some updated photographs of several small cemeteries here in Pulaski County. The first is Bethany Cemetery.  Glad to see the cemetery is looking much better now.  Thanks Alvin! As you can see, things at Arkansas Ties are  changing and moving.  You can now leave comments to the “What’s New” page and tell me exactly what you think….a little scary but exciting too.  If you click on the post title, it will open up the main post box and provide a comment box.  We have Ms. Ruberta to thank for that!  I am thinking I like the new layout better but time will tell. Added a list of those missing & wounded during World War II for April 1944. –List of...

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Pulaski County Cemeteries

Sep 2, 2010 by

Added photographs for a couple of small cemeteries in Pulaski County: Meto Cemetery Mower Cemetery Mower is really strange…the whole cemetery is maybe 50 by 25 feet, neatly fenced, nice little sign and no tombstones.  Each marker is a metal name plate attached to a concrete plug in the...

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Bradley War Memorial

Sep 1, 2010 by

Bradley War Memorial Bradley, Lafayette County, Arkansas   Bradley Veterans Memorial In honor of all who served, and in memory of these who gave their lives. World War I Henry C. Duty Willie Evans World War II Rayford Andrews Harland Bird Charlie Blankenship B.F. Cornet Owen Enyart J. Bailey Harrison C.H. Holloway C.V. McCalman Charley Paysinger James Paysinger Alfred C. Saunders W. Reggie Snead Bill Starling Clemente G. Perez Korea James E. Newton Dedicated in memory of Morgan M. Hamner & ADa C. Hamner By the Ralph C. Hamner Sr. Family 1989. In loving memory of Clyde Vernon Spence 1943 – 1992 BHS Class of ’61 &...

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