Archives: Through the Cabin Window

Selected items from “Yesterdays” column in Log Cabin Democrat; reprinted here with permission.

Through the Cabin Window – March, 2017

100 YEARS AGO, March 6, 1917

♦  Concurring in the Senate amendment, the House finally passed the Riggs bill, granting women equal suffrage in all primary elections held in Arkansas. The measure lacked only the governor’s signature to become a law, and friends of the bill declared that it would undoubtedly meet with executive approval, as it was recommended in the governor’s message. Continue reading

Through the Cabin Window – November, 2016

100 YEARS AGO, November 4, 1916

♦  The first “home grown” celery ever marketed in Conway was brought here today by C. C. Sherrill, who lives six miles east of Clinton in Van Buren County. Mr. Sherrill has three quarters of an acre planted in celery, from which he said he expects to realize about $800. Mr. Sherrill brought a wagonload of celery to Conway and sold it for 5 cents a bunch. Continue reading