Senior Care: “Looking Back”

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

Throughout the history of Faulkner County, there are stories about wise, elderly matriarchs and patriarchs who lived in the various communities. The weekly edition of the newspaper captured snapshots of their lives as birthdays were celebrated with dinners, picnics and other gatherings. Communities treasured Continue reading

Through the Cabin Window – June, 2017

100 YEARS AGO, June, 1917

♦  At a recent regular meeting of the Eastern Star, the following officers were elected: Mrs. J.S. Westerfield, worthy matron; Mrs. J.H. Hartje, secretary; W.H. Duncan, treasurer; Mrs. J.R. Donnell, conductor; Mrs. Annie Schroeder, assistant conductor.

♦  Gubernatorial thirst for soda pop nearly caused Dr. C.H. Brough to miss his train here Tuesday night and, in fact, did rob him of his breath for the time being. Continue reading

Pinnacle Springs: “Looking Back”

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

When I was growing up, there wasn’t much at Pinnacle Springs except a swimming hole. But at one time, it was a prosperous spa resort located on the North Cadron Creek two miles west of Guy.

Pinnacle Springs was established after Jeff Collier discovered the springs in 1880. While tending cows for his boss, James Martin, on Batesville Mountain, he Continue reading

Captain W.W. Martin: “Looking Back”

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

If Faulkner County ever gave an award for the best community leader in history, it would have to go to Captain William Wyle Martin.

Martin served on the Conway City Council and the Conway School Board. He became president of the school board and the first president of the YMCA in 1888. In 1890, Captain Martin organized and served as Continue reading

Community Bands: “Looking Back”

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

On Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and preserve liberty and freedom. It was in 1971 when Congress passed the National Holiday Act which designated the last Monday of May as a federal holiday to honor those who died defending our country.

While Memorial Day is filled with the usual cookouts, picnics and trips to the lake, it is also filled with music. The National Memorial Day Concert Continue reading