Fall 2015 Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings

Harve Township, Faulkner County, Arkansas (Courtesy of ArGenWeb)

Photo from ArGenWeb, used with permission.

The fall 2015 issue of the Faulkner County Historical Society’s Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings is now available. It features the research and writings of Charles D. Parsons who is steeped in the history of the families, institutions, local history, and genealogy of Harve Township and the city of Holland in Faulkner County. Parsons is an eighth generation resident of Holland and a social studies teacher at Greenbrier High School.

A very long local mystery is solved through Parsons’s research in one article. It covers a controversial death in the county that happened over 100 years ago. Many native or well-known family names of Harve Township and Faulkner County are found in the story.

Another article relates the story of a man who, along with a partner, built the county’s first courthouse in 1878. The third piece by Parsons reports on several cemeteries in Harve Township, both maintained and neglected. Included in this article are listings of burials in these cemeteries, going back into the 19th century.

Faulkner County Museum Director Lynita Langley-Ware gives an update on “Doin’s at the Museum” with a tribute to a group of volunteers who used their capabilities and experience to replace the worn cypress porch of the dog-trot cabin on the museum grounds. The museum director, staff and board also honor former County Judge Jesse R. Ferrell for his dedication to the restoration of the Cadron Settlement Blockhouse, and for signing the ordinance that created the Faulkner County Museum.

The issue is available for sale for $4.00 at the museum (open Monday through Thursday), and at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. Pick up an issue for an interesting read about another area of Faulkner County, and discover the solution to the mystery of the picture on the front cover!

The society will be bringing back one of their most popular events, the “Spirits of Cadron,” to be held at Cadron Settlement Park on October 24.

The society will also launch its new website in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates.

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