The Faulkner County Historical Society, the City of Conway and Faulkner County recently dedicated the restoration and reinstallation of the 120-year-old Springfield Bridge that spanned Cadron Creek. It now proudly spans the cove at Conway’s Lake Beaverfork to be enjoyed by all.
The bridge restoration has received various awards and the Faulkner County Historical Society would like to commemorate this project Continue reading
The Faulkner County Historical Society’s annual meeting and public program will be held Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 in Courtroom A, Courthouse Square in Conway on Locust Street. The program will include various society news items on events and announcements.
The program will be presented by citizens of the Pine Street Community of Conway who will report on the planning for their Pine Street Museum. Refreshments will be served.
100 YEARS AGO, 1918
♦ A disastrous fire burned the main building and valuable machinery of the Conway Cotton Oil and Gin Company, Manager J. Frank Jones announced the company would rebuild the plant. Fire Chief R.C. Dickerson and his assistants responded promptly and managed to keep much of the plant and stock of seed and seed products valued at more than $100,000 from being destroyed.
♦ S.G. Smith of Conway sold Continue reading
Bridge photo by Wayne Kizziar, used with permission.
The Faulkner County Historical Society has been named a finalist for the Arkansas Heritage Award to be presented at the Henry Awards ceremony during the 44th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held in West Memphis, March 11-13.
The Arkansas Heritage Award is presented to an individual, organization, or community that has made a significant contribution toward the preservation of some aspect of Continue reading
100 YEARS AGO, 1918
♦ The worst blizzard in years hit the state and blanketed it with up to eight inches of sleet and snow. Prof. E.E. Cordrey, local government observer, said thls braved the elements and appeared at the public school. Many Conway families were short of fuel. Continue reading