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