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Spring 2020 Facts and Fiddlings Published

The spring 2020 edition of Faulkner Facts and FiddlingsFaulkner Facts and Fiddlings, the journal of the Faulkner County Historical Society, has been published. Society members should have received their copies in the mail this past week.

This issue features stories written by several people in the community who have a passion for preserving our county history as well as a love for preserving the history of their own families.

The first article is an eyewitness account of the 1927 Flood as told to Edna White by her mother and how it impacted the Troutman family that lived in the Lollie community.

The second article, by Annette Greenland, retired professor, is a brief account of the founding of First Presbyterian Church in 1892. Greenland researched and wrote the article as part of the church’s 125th anniversary in 2017.

Also included in this issue are two stories about early St. Joseph Catholic Church parish families. Collected and documented by Nancy Breeden Mitchell, retired educator, the cover story is of the Dayer-Moix family while the second story shares the history of the Dougherty, or Daugherty, family.

Mitchell’s stories were written as part of St. Joseph Catholic Church’s 125th anniversary in 2004 and originally published in the Catholic Cabin, a publication of St. Joseph. More of these accounts will be reprinted in future issues of Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings.

Readers will also find a letter submitted by Carla Wilson Evans. It was written by Major Wilson to Mike Wilson in 1997 and gives a brief sketch of the Wilson family that settled in what became Wilson Township in the southern part of Faulkner County.

As usual, Lynita Langley-Ware, director of the Faulkner County Museum, also updates readers on “Doin’s at the Museum.” While the museum is temporarily closed, Langley-Ware has been informing and entertaining history buffs on the museum’s Facebook page with virtual exhibits and Artifacts of the Day.

Copies of the journal are normally available for sale at the Faulkner County Museum and the Faulkner County Library but since both are temporarily closed, to order a copy send a check for $5.00 to FCHS, P.O. Box 731, Conway, AR 72033.

Spring 2018 Facts and Fiddlings Published

Facts and Fiddlings journal, Faulkner County Historical Society

The 2018 spring edition of Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings, the Faulkner County Historical Society’s journal, is now available. This special commemorative issue highlights the recent restoration of the Springfield-Des Arc Bridge at its new home on Beaverfork Lake.

Previous Faulkner Facts and Fiddling articles by Guy Murphy and Fred Petrucelli about the bridge’s restoration in 1992 are reprinted. They recount the bridge’s history as well as Continue reading

Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings Published

Facts and Fiddlings journal, Faulkner County Historical Society

The most current issue of Faulkner County Historical Society’s journal, Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings, is now available. The issue again highlights more of Conway’s cornerstones, markers, and entablatures, continuing on those mentioned in the fall 2016 issue.

Jackie Oates Robinette, retired from teaching middle school science and health in the Conway school system, is the author of a touching article describing and honoring the life or her beloved mother-in-law Lyda Ester Bush Robinette. The story is entitled “She Never Climbed a Mountain.” Also included are more of local story-teller Joe Ward’s homespun and humorous life stories.

“Doin’s At The Museum” by Faulkner County Museum Director Lynita Langley-Ware reports on the reopening of the museum after repair and mold abatement, as well as setting up new displays and the ongoing work to get the hundred-plus year-old building ready for its anniversary celebration. There is information on the museum’s fundraiser, the Buy A Brick – Save A Treasure effort. The museum still has commemorative Christmas ornaments for sale.

The Faulkner County Historical Society is always interested in receiving stories and articles about county history: persons, towns and communities, founding fathers, businesses, buildings, historic events, places, forms of entertainment, etc. Help with ideas and writing are available by contacting any board member or this edition’s interim editor, Judy Krepps Corcoran (judyc[at]conwaycorp.net).

The issue is available for $4 at the Faulkner County Museum, the Faulkner County Library, or by calling 501 329-8584. The Historical Society invites all those interested in county history to our Facebook page. For more information call 501 329-8584.

Fall 2016 Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings

If it is diverse reading subjects and styles you like, then the current issue of the Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings may be what you’re looking for.

For fifty-six years the Faulkner County Historical Society has published a journal twice a year with articles of county interest, geographical and historical significance, and even occasional humor in each issue. The stories continue to abound, thanks to the Faulkner County citizens Continue reading