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The Drew County Historical Society met on Sunday, October 12, 2014 in the Drew County Museum. Historical society president Tommy Gray called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. He noted that “as we get...
Preservation architect Gary Clements of Clements & Associates of Little Rock discusses restoration plans for the Selma Methodist Church building with board members Berzent Blagg and Dorris Watson...
One of the old signs that outlined the old wildlife refuge in the Possum Valley area. Three of the signs hang on the wall at The River restaurant.
Most of you who have traveled Hwy. 35 between Dermott and Monticello may have noticed many changes and much activity at the old S.A. Duke house near Bayou Bartholomew in the community known as Baxter...
As promised, this week we’ll continue in the War Room of the Drew County Museum with an examination of the remaining articles along the west wall. Most of the space along this west wall is taken up...
Joe Johnson brought the museum this picture taken in the early 1970s when Mrs. Ida Johnson gave the museum the mill and pan in memory of her husband, Wade. She is demonstrating grinding cane by mule...
By Sheilla Lampkin Advance Correspondent On a recent night of dull TV, I happened to tune into a nostalgic moment when a lady was recalling a Thanksgiving memory from holidays spent at her...
As I drove around the Square during the Fall Festival Saturday I was again struck by the beauty and significance of this little oasis recently refurbished and renewed and still sitting in downtown...
A few months ago a group of friends and I had an early morning discussion about foods of bygone days that are impossible—or nearly impossible—to find now. When you can find them, the taste often isn’...
Last week we left Barton Kimbro and Katurah (Kitty) Wheat as they were preparing to be married. We’ll pick up Barton’s autobiography there. “Barton P. Kimbro and Miss Katurah A. Wheat were married in...
This week Ezekiel Owens’ westward journey is traveling through western Nebraska. He mentions such sights as Chimney Rock and Scott’s Bluff, both now national monuments along the famous Oregon Trail....
This week we can announce the arrival of an exciting new addition to the museum’s inventory. Tom Rabb of north-central Drew County has donated a unique piece of farm “equipment” to the museum so that...
In timely recognition of the fast approaching new school year, I’d like to turn to another subject for a couple of weeks before returning to more recent “history” and introduce you to “a tale of two...
This week we will finish our look into the quilt room at the museum. I want to begin by calling your attention to the two paintings hanging on the south wall of the room. Both are artistic works by...
Herman Davis went from deep poverty in a remote corner of Arkansas and became the most decorated Arkansan of World War I. He was born just outside what is now Manila in Mississippi County in 1888....
No one would have imagined what would become of the small, three-year-old girl when she arrived in Arkansas in 1931.  Today, she is recognized around the world as one of the most acclaimed writers of...
Ida Brooks was born in 1853 in Iowa to preacher and Arkansas politician Joseph Brooks. But Ida Brooks would come to outshine her political father and become a pioneer in education and medicine in...
The old S.A. Duke house near Bayou Bartholomew in Baxter is being restored.
Did you get a chance to try the imitation Rex Jelly recipe? I plan to as soon as I have a longer weekend! For me the article has resulted in many discussions and trips down memory lane. I thought...

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