Shopping for Shoes: “Looking Back”

Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.

Shopping for shoes was always a special occasion. We usually had to have new shoes in the fall when school started because our feet grew while we were running barefoot all summer. We also had to have new dress shoes in the spring to match that perfect Easter outfit Mom had picked out at Jack and Jill’s.

Blue Ribbon Shoes Continue reading

Spring Historical Society Meeting on April 22

The Spring 2017 Faulkner County Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, April 22, at Lake Beaverfork starting at 10:00 a.m. We will be located at the pavilion near the bridge site.

Our guest speaker will be Julie Bowers from Workin’ Bridges; she will discuss the findings from the dismantling of the bridge. She will talk about the master welder and apprentice stamps on the bridge.

There will also be a booth for sharing stories about the bridge, also an opportunity to purchase t-shirts that depict the bridge. Cookies and water will also be available.

Historical War Cannon Scrapped: “Looking Back”

Note: In September, 1942, as the United States was mobilizing for World War II, several campaigns were launched to help support the war effort. One of those campaigns was to collect all usable scrap iron. This story (which I have paraphrased) appeared in the September 3, 1942 edition of the Log Cabin Weekly newspaper:

Mrs. Ida Baridon Frauenthal, wife of Joseph Frauenthal, donated a Civil War cannon Continue reading