Arkansas Emigration Statistics – 1850...

Jan 11, 2012 by

January 1851 – The keeper of the toll bridge across Bayou Meto on the Memphis (Military) road, 12 miles from Little Rock, who kept count of the emigrant wagons and carriages bound for southern Arkansas, Texas, etc, during the last four months of the year 1850, reported that in September, there were 90 wagons and carriages drawn by two or more horses, etc., and seven vehicles drawn by one horse, etc., and one ox cart of emigrants going west; in October 495 wagons and carriages, 68 vehicles drawn by one horse, etc, and one ox cart; in November, 543 wagons and carriages; 85 one-horse vehicles, and one ox cart; in December, 210 wagons and carriages, 37 vehicles and one ox cart.  From these figures it was estimated that 8,000 movers had passed during the...

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Fairview Farm – Paragould, Arkansas...

Jan 10, 2012 by

Fairview Farm – Dr. A.G. Clyne, Paragould, Arkansas.  ...

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2012 – A New Year

Jan 8, 2012 by

I haven’t updated my life in a while so with the New Year it is time to do so.  2011 had lots of changes.  I swapped the big black yukon for a small white Lexus.  Walter passed away and now I have Louis Vuitton.  The biggest change of 2011 was my wonderful new little grandbaby Carter Nichols. Being a grandparent is as wonderful as I knew it would be! The sun comes up and goes down with this little man.  Love him! Louie is Little Rock President of the Chihuahua Warrior Club.  Can’t you see how how fierce he is with 4.4 lb self?...

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Northwest Arkansas Lumber Company...

Jan 6, 2012 by

Northwest Arkansas Lumber Company Fayetteville, Arkansas    ...

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Arkansas Catholic Newspaper Archives...

Jan 5, 2012 by

While I was transcribing the below article, I ran across the Arkansas Catholic Newspaper archive. While they only have a few years online right now, what they have is very nice. Apparently one can make a donation to get a certain time period of newsletters scanned and put online. This could be a very nice resource for anyone researching Catholic ancestors. http://arc.stparchive.com/   Large Plantation Sold The “Petit Plantation” about three and one-half miles from Lake Village in Chicot county was purchased by O.E. McKenzie of Pine Bluff for $50,000. The tract comprises 1,330 acres land is one of the finest farms in the...

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Dixie Culvert & Metal Co. 1914...

Jan 4, 2012 by

Dixie Culvert and Metal Co – Little Rock,...

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Grant County Museum

Jan 2, 2012 by

I can’t think of another museum in Arkansas that I have been to that had more “stuff” in it than the Grant County Museum.  It might take you 2 or 3 days to actually look at everything.  Back in the 90’s they had a KKK display and I guess someone felt it wasn’t politically correct and it was removed.  I inquired about it and no one seemed to know what happened to it.  They also had two giant deer (18 to 25 point) that had locked up in a fight and died in the woods.  No one knew what happened to that display either.  I really wanted pics of those displays but nevertheless enjoyed the museum anyway.  Lots of goodies....

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