Emerald Park

Oct 6, 2010 by

Emerald Park is located right next to Burns Park.   To get to it, you follow the river trail next to the boat ramp back towards town.  About a quarter of a mile down the trail, you will see a sign that reads “Emerald Park.” Up until this point, you are on an asphalt trail.  Once you turn off, you are on a dirt and rock trail.  Good shoes needed….don’t do like I did and wear the wrong shoes, you will pay! There are about 7 or 8 switchbacks going to the top and it is about a 1 mile trip one way. As you are getting close to the peak, you will once again hit some asphalt and run into this gazebo.  Give your feet a rest because it doesn’t last long and...

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Plantation Life in Days That Are Gone By...

Oct 6, 2010 by

Some time ago I started transcribing articles from a 1919 edition of the Arkansas Gazette. Normally, I do not comment on or add a disclaimer but feel the need to do so for this article. This article is copied word for word from the original and contains many racist and discriminating statements.  I have chosen not to censor this uncomfortable article that reflected the world as it was back in the day for the sake of truthful history.   I can’t tell you how many times I cringed typing it and this article in no way reflects the views of myself or Arkansas Ties.  Thankfully we have came a long way in the past 100 years. Plantation Life in Days That Are Gone By By Fletcher Chenault The feudal grandeur of the old Arkansas...

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Try Us: Arkansas and the U.S.-Mexican War...

Oct 5, 2010 by

There is a new exhibit at the Old State House. Exhibit – Try Us: Arkansas and the U.S.-Mexican War Museum Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Visit the Old State House and see a condensed edition of the museum’s original exhibit, Try Us: Arkansas and the U.S.-Mexican War, which details Arkansas’s role in the Mexican and American War from 1846 to 1848. Admission is free. This exhibit is held in conjunction with the Arkansas Mexico 2010 project, a combined effort by the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, UALR, the city of Little Rock, the city of North Little Rock and the William J. Clinton Foundation. Call (501) 324-9685 for more information. Monument to the Mexican soldiers of the U.S. – Mexican War, Buena Vista Battlefield, near Saltillo, Mexico.  Courtesy of Arkansas History Commission. Archibald Yell...

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Robert E. Wait and the “Wait” Houses...

Oct 4, 2010 by

R.E. Wait Sells Spring Street Home Sale of the Robert E. Wait home at 1521 Spring street to Mr. and Mrs. James M. Patterson of Danville who plan to change the 43 year-old residence into a rooming house, was announced yesterday. Mr. Wait, secretary of the Arkansas Bankers Association, and Mrs. Wait will leave the home, where they reared their four children and “married them off,” and moved to the Harding apartments, Sixteenth street and Broadway. Robert E. Wait married Miss Isabelle smart, daughter of the Rev. R.D. Smart, pastor of the First Methodist Church, shortly after he was graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1890. They spent their honeymoon in Washington, where Mr. Wait was private secretary to Dr. Charles W. Dabney, assistant secretary of Agriculture. Soon after their return to Little...

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Asher Dairy Bar

Oct 3, 2010 by

Asher Dairy Bar has been around for a LONG, LONG, time.  Located at 7105 Colonel Glenn in Little Rock. Their phone number is (501)562-1085.   The “original” sign.  Not many of these left. Asher Dairy Bar just happens to be on facebook too and giving away a free ice cream to anyone who mentions them from facebook. Asher Dairy...

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Parker Pioneer Homestead Festival...

Oct 2, 2010 by

The 20th annual Homestead Festivalwill be held at Parker Pioneer Homestead in Harrisburg on Oct. 9-10 and Oct. 16-17. Visit the restored buildings and enjoy sorghum cooking, broom making, wagon rides, blacksmithing, and live music. Visit www.ParkerHomestead.com or phone 870-578-2699 for more...

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Wiggins Cabin Festival

Oct 2, 2010 by

Crossett is the location for the 32nd annual Wiggins Cabin Festival on Oct. 9. The event offers arts and crafts, games for kids, live entertainment, a variety of food and a 5K/1mile walk. To find out more information, visit www.WigginsCabinFestival.com or call...

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Lafayette Civil War Memorial

Oct 2, 2010 by

On the lawn of the Lafayette County Court House in Lewisville, there is  a small Civil War Memorial with several graves beneath it.  Some soldiers, some civilians. Lafayette Civil War...

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Lafayette County Court House

Oct 1, 2010 by

Added the Lafayette Court House located in Lewisville, Arkansas. Lewisville Court House Lafayette Veterans...

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