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$500,000 Grant to Help Restore 124-Year-Old Bridge

Bridge to be Restored with $500,000 Grant

A $500,000 federal grant administered by the Arkansas Highway Department will start the process to make Saline County’s 124-year-old “Old River Bridge” serviceable again.

On the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge allows passage over the Saline River and was built in 1891. In 1974 it was closed after being damaged by a truck with a too-heavy load of concrete blocks. Continue reading

Arkansas Historical Author Publishes New Book

Arkansas Civil War children's books by Nancy Dane

Nancy Dane has published “William’s Story,” book two in the historical fiction, Civil War Series for young readers. Dane is a Civil War author and lecturer who lives in Pope County. Her novels and documentary work are used as curriculum in Arkansas schools and colleges.

Although her Civil War Series is aimed at 4th grade and up, Dane reports that “people of all ages are enjoying” her newest book. Continue reading