Local Funeral Homes: “Looking Back”

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

Although death and burial rituals have long been part of the human existence, funeral homes are a relatively new addition to the process. The Pence, Doolin and McNutt funeral homes provided these services to Conway and the surrounding area.

In the 1940s, burial associations often provided funeral products and services to their members. Each funeral home worked with an association. Their funeral home cars also Continue reading

Through the Cabin Window – May, 2017

100 YEARS AGO, May, 1917

Conway School Board hired three teachers to replace three who were leaving at the end of the school year. Mrs. W.E. Moore of Little Rock, Miss Effie Harrison of Plumerville and Miss Myrtle Lewellyn of Conway were hired to teach in the Conway district for the next school year. Mrs. Moore previously taught in Iowa while Miss Harrison Continue reading

A Historical Record of Visiting: “Looking Back”

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

Some of the most interesting remnants of our local history are the curious items sent in by rural correspondents to the Log Cabin. They provide a glimpse into the lives of Faulkner County residents that can’t be found elsewhere. Continue reading

Deep-Rooted Drug Stores: “Looking Back”

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

In the early days of medicine, drugs were often dispensed by country doctors who made house calls. The doctor usually had two bags, one for his tools and one for the variety of remedies he would prescribe. As towns grew, doctors opened up offices with drug stores usually established somewhere nearby.

Various sources say that the drug store on the southeast corner of Oak and Front was originally established in 1890 by Dr. J.F. Kincheloe. Kincheloe Drug later became Continue reading

Paint The Rails on May 3

Workin’ Bridges is seeking donations of $50 and $450 to paint the safety rails on the soon-to-be-restored Springfield-Des Arc bridge that will be located in Beaverfork Park.

A “bridge update” is set for Wednesday, May 3, at 4pm at the Kings Event Center on Front Street. All donations are tax-deductible; the non-profit organization works across the country saving these old bridges.

Contact Julie Bowers of Workin’ Bridges for more information.