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Arkansas Travelers: 1920
... circa 1920. Three gents in a dusty touring car with Arkansas and Colorado tags (and Yellowstone National Park windshield pass) are ... designed to deliver daylight to the basement below. Arkansas & Colorado tags As a keen observer, Dave notices every detail. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/03/2015 - 10:36am -

Arkansas Travelers: 1920

Little Rock: 1935
Interior of tenant farmer home. Little Rock, Arkansas. October 1935. The "round thing" is an old-fashioned convex mirror. ... Interior of tenant farmer home. Little Rock, Arkansas Umm--can anyone tell what that "thing" is hanging down into the top ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/03/2012 - 1:52pm -

Little Rock: 1935

Arkansas Travelers: 1938
... and eldest son's family. Father was a blacksmith in Paris, Arkansas. Son was a tenant farmer. 'We're bound for Kingfisher (Oklahoma wheat) ... to but we'll be in California yet. We're not going back to Arkansas; believe I can better myself'." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/20/2016 - 5:28pm -

Arkansas Travelers: 1938

Happy Hollow: 1901
Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1901. "McLeod's cabin, Happy Hollow ." A further note: ... this site. More on Norm Check out “Hot Springs, Arkansas,” page 102 and following. And roll out the barrel... Barrel ... of a deer for his prop, though. Elk became extinct in Arkansas in about 1850. They were reintroduced in 1981 and now number about ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/10/2015 - 9:02am -

Happy Hollow: 1901

Girls in Smackover, Arkansas
Smackover, Arkansas, in the 1930's. Velma Reynolds, probably a cousin of Ruth Williams, ... comforting of Southern accents, that soft, honey-dripping Arkansas drawl. I had to know about that name. Read on here . ... 
 
Posted by johndxmurphy - 09/20/2011 - 12:47am -

Girls in Smackover, Arkansas

Muck Rockers: 1939
... call a 'muck rocker.' Some of them are from Missouri and Arkansas." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/24/2017 - 3:06pm -

Muck Rockers: 1939

Intimations of Autumn: 1952
... has correctly identified the location as Eureka Springs, Arkansas. See the Comments for details. "7 Oct. 1952 -- Entrance to ... "on a limb" and say its the entrance to "The Ozarks". Arkansas Hwy 7 outside Hot Springs. Entrance To ... North Dakota! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/30/2014 - 12:10pm -

Intimations of Autumn: 1952

Arkansas: 1924
April 1924. Washington, D.C. "Group holding Arkansas state flag." Regnat populus! Harris & Ewing Collection glass ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/16/2014 - 10:39am -

Arkansas: 1924

Memphis Bridge: 1985
... River between Memphis, Tennessee, and West Memphis, Arkansas. Cantilever span detail, view to southwest." 1985 photo by Clayton B. ... 3 Bridges These bridges were the only way over to Arkansas when I was a kid. The old Harahan Bridge, the Frisco Bridge (this rail ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2013 - 1:20pm -

Memphis Bridge: 1985

19th Century Arkansas Boys
... date of this tintype. It was included in my grandmother's Arkansas family album. I thought it would be interesting to get feedback. ... 
 
Posted by GChandler - 03/09/2013 - 12:10am -

19th Century Arkansas Boys

Newsies and Dog: 1909
... decent and I earned my walking-around money. Piggott, Arkansas My dad, born 1919, loved to demonsrate his pitch, "St. Louis, ... newspapers in the downtown square of small town Piggott, Arkansas, about 1930. One of my best memories. (The Gallery, Boston, Dogs, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2012 - 9:38am -

Newsies and Dog: 1909

Rural Mother: 1936
... powers out of their control. I see it today right here in Arkansas where I live and in my own neighborhood. I live in a small town of ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 07/05/2009 - 2:29am -

Rural Mother: 1936

Shop Early for Xmas: 1922
... down on this scene. Nice guns Grew up in Rogers, Arkansas where the Daisy plant was located. I had a lever-action '.30-.30' ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/06/2015 - 12:35am -

Shop Early for Xmas: 1922

Widder Vaught's: 1913
1913. "Widder Vaught's family, Arkansas." 8x10 inch glass negative by Joseph Kossuth Dixon for department ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2016 - 8:18pm -

Widder Vaught's: 1913

Nurse Needles: 1942
... but the needles generally needed a touchup on the arkansas stone. Not every orderly had good honing skills. Sweet Sue I'm ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/16/2014 - 10:48am -

Nurse Needles: 1942

Zinc, Ark.: 1935
... 1935. "Among the few remaining inhabitants of Zinc, Arkansas, deserted mining town." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by ... KKK headquarters. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc,_Arkansas (The Gallery, Ben Shahn, Rural America, Stores & Markets, The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:55pm -

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

Migrant Mother II: 1936
... families out of the drought counties of Oklahoma and Arkansas had passed through from Arizona entering California." Medium-format ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/03/2012 - 4:59pm -

Migrant Mother II: 1936

Pop, Gas, Smokes: 1950s
... name over the address? -Dave] 30 cents a pack An Arkansas newspaper article dated 1957 reported prices increasing from 27 to 30 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2015 - 9:03pm -

Pop, Gas, Smokes: 1950s

D-Day: New York
... On January 6, 1944, I was 6 years old in Fort Smith, Arkansas, part of a young generation which at the time had no knowledge of a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/06/2013 - 10:25am -

D-Day: New York

Little Rock: 1910
Little Rock, Arkansas, circa 1910. "Main Street north from Sixth." 8x10 inch dry plate glass ... Also, whey does Colorado have a Boulder, and Arkansas only has a Little Rock? Is it because rocks that roll down the Rockies ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 7:02pm -

Little Rock: 1910

Chevy Men: 1972
... (or he had a drinking problem). My own father, an Arkansas native, was posted to Fort Knox around this time, so the Gadney scenes ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/02/2010 - 2:19pm -

Chevy Men: 1972

Weller's Pharmacy: 1915
... after he sold it. It was located on the square of Piggott, Arkansas and it was the most popular place right after school let out each day. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 1:13pm -

Weller's Pharmacy: 1915

Scooter Sk8rs: 1922
... of plywood and riding down Mockingbird Lane in Fort Smith, Arkansas. If any of you know the area, that was quite some hill for 10 year ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 7:16pm -

Scooter Sk8rs: 1922

On the Road: 1939
... everything. My father was raised on a farm in rural Arkansas. He told stories of many traveling drifters and families coming to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2007 - 4:30pm -

On the Road: 1939

Villa Loachapoka: 1934
January 19, 1934. "West elevation, rear view, Hammack Plantation House, Waverly Road. Two miles from Loachapoka, Lee County, Alabama. This old plantation house is, today, just a mass of ruins. It is not occupied." Photo by W.N. Manning for the His ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/29/2015 - 5:11pm -

Villa Loachapoka: 1934

Bensenville: 1943
... Benson? And a similar sounding town, Bentonville, in Arkansas, is where Sam Walton opened his very first store. And does anyone ... caskets in the form of classic cars in Bentonville, Arkansas. You can order Walnettos via the Internet, but neither Peter nor Paul ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/30/2012 - 4:45pm -

Bensenville: 1943

Markham From Main: 1910
Wrapping up our tour of Little Rock, Arkansas, circa 1910. "Markham Street west from Main." Detroit Publishing ... And now we see why "Spider-Man" was not set in Arkansas. Just think of the merchandising that Little Rock missed out on. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 7:18pm -

Markham From Main: 1910

Signs and Portents: 1910
Little Rock, Arkansas, circa 1910. "Main Street." Home to a number of intriguing ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/02/2014 - 12:13pm -

Signs and Portents: 1910

Main Street: 1910
Little Rock, Arkansas, circa 1910. "Main Street north from Sixth." A zoomed-in version of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 7:15pm -

Main Street: 1910

Steamboat Annie: 1909
... the 1909 Supreme Court case of "Hammond Packing Co. vs. Arkansas," but I lost my way in my reading and understanding of the case after ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/25/2014 - 11:34am -

Steamboat Annie: 1909
 
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