Tag Archives: Conway

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

Guarding Conway: “Looking Back”

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

The Arkansas Army National Guard has been a part of Conway for nearly a century. Many Faulkner County residents have served in the Conway unit and even more have been touched by its presence in the community.

The Conway unit was organized and federally recognized on April 21, 1921 as the Headquarters Company, 5th Regiment of Infantry Continue reading

The Shoe Factory: “Looking Back”

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

One of the first major steps to bring new industry to Conway occurred at the end of World War II when the Conway Chamber of Commerce realized that a large number of people in Conway and the surrounding area would need employment. The war was ending Continue reading

Before the PC: “Looking Back”

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

Recently, a YouTube video captured the reaction of present day teens to an old PC with a Windows 95 operating system. It reminded me of the days before personal computers. It hasn’t been that long ago.

As the 1980s approached, Conway High School had exactly two computers for students. They were in one math classroom to be used by the Continue reading