The Greenbrier EAST programs will be hosting a Fireside Chat to gather historical information, photos and old senior composites to document our programs history.
The goal of this Fireside chat is to not just further our projects, but to get to know more about the beloved town we grew up in. The Greenbrier EAST program invites you to share your knowledge about Greenbrier and our surroundings communities.
The Fireside chat is 4pm on Thursday, February 7 at the Greenbrier Middle School. Please RSVP by calling 501-679-8315 or email email@example.com
100 YEARS AGO, 1919
♦ A married man of draft age who couldn’t read and asked his wife to write a note to an exemption board elsewhere stating that his family was dependent on him: “My husband ast me to write you a recommend that he support his family. He can’t read so don’t tell him, just take him. He ain’t no good to me. He ain’t done nothing but drink lemmen essence and play a fiddle since I married him eight years ago, and I gotta feed seven kids of his’n. I need the grub and Continue reading
Fifty years ago, on January 7, 1969, Rufus “Bub” Haydon, Jr., 75, former Faulkner County surveyor and a retired surveyor for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, passed away at Conway Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was the author of “Pine Mountain Americans, (1947), a book relating old folklore stories and describing events that took place near Round Mountain, south of Conway.
Haydon, the second son of Anna Etta and Rufus Haydon, Sr., was born Continue reading
One hundred years ago, on January 6, 1919, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the 26th President of the United States died in his sleep at the age of 60. A blood clot detached from a vein and traveled to his lungs in his final hours. He had suffered asthma as a child and continued to have breathing problems all his life. He had a breathing treatment right before bedtime.
Vice President Thomas R. Marshall said upon hearing the news, “Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.” Continue reading
In the 1960s, goin’ to the movies meant going to the Conway Theater on Front Street or going to the 65 Drive-in. The drive-in was south of town across from Ward Bus factory. The Conway Theater was located on Front Street between Clarence Day’s Store and Smith Ford.
The first movie I remember going to see at the Conway Theater with the family was the original “True Grit” with John Wayne. But what I remember the most Continue reading