Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.
This past week, my family celebrated the life of my uncle, Carlton Burnett. He passed away on Independence Day after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. As we reflected on the man and his life, I began to realize what a major impact he had on the development of Conway and Faulkner County.
Carlton was born and raised on a farm in Pleasant Valley, north of Conway. He and his brother worked hard with their father in clearing and Continue reading