Tag Archives: Conway

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

Buying a Car: “Looking Back”

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

It was a 1977 silver Monte Carlo with a maroon interior. My Dad got it used at Bill Dean Chevrolet for my high school graduation. When I graduated from UCA, he got it painted and pinstriped at Mattison’s Body Shop. It was sweet! That classic long hood! What more could a girl want! Continue reading