Author Archives: Faulkner County Historical Society

Cemetery Lecture / Workshop Set for April

Jonathan Appell of Atlas Preservation, Inc. will present a Spring Cemetery Conservation Lecture on common maintenance and preservation of cemeteries on Friday, April 19, at the Mount Vernon Senior Citizen Building/City Hall, 2 Garland Springs Road.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program sponsors a cemetery workshop on Saturday, April 20, at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Mount Vernon. For more information and/or to register contact Holly Hope at or call 501 324 9148.

Through the Cabin Window – February, 2019

100 YEARS AGO, 1919

♦ Dr. E.O. Brannan sold to Sam King the grocery business formerly conducted by him on Main Street near the Hines Hotel. Mr. King would continue the business.

♦ Through an interchange of officers at the post office department, Luther P. Lewellyn, money order clerk at the Conway post office, became postmaster of the Greenbrier post office and George R. Alewine, the holder of that office, replaced Continue reading

Through the Cabin Window – January, 2019

100 YEARS AGO, 1919

♦ A married man of draft age who couldn’t read and asked his wife to write a note to an exemption board elsewhere stating that his family was dependent on him: “My husband ast me to write you a recommend that he support his family. He can’t read so don’t tell him, just take him. He ain’t no good to me. He ain’t done nothing but drink lemmen essence and play a fiddle since I married him eight years ago, and I gotta feed seven kids of his’n. I need the grub and Continue reading

Pine Mountain Americans: “Looking Back”

Fifty years ago, on January 7, 1969, Rufus “Bub” Haydon, Jr., 75, former Faulkner County surveyor and a retired surveyor for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, passed away at Conway Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was the author of “Pine Mountain Americans, (1947), a book relating old folklore stories and describing events that took place near Round Mountain, south of Conway.

Haydon, the second son of Anna Etta and Rufus Haydon, Sr., was born Continue reading

A Presidential Visit: “Looking Back”

One hundred years ago, on January 6, 1919, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the 26th President of the United States died in his sleep at the age of 60. A blood clot detached from a vein and traveled to his lungs in his final hours. He had suffered asthma as a child and continued to have breathing problems all his life. He had a breathing treatment right before bedtime.

Vice President Thomas R. Marshall said upon hearing the news, “Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.” Continue reading