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5 Arkansas properties added to historic register

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 29, 2011 at 9:59 a.m.

The National Register of Historic Places is adding five properties to its official list of the country’s historically significant locations.

The latest listings announced Wednesday by Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain include Saline Cemetery near Wilmar in Drew County and Bethel Cemetery near Denton in Lawrence County.

Other additions are the Keo Commercial District in Lonoke County, Greenwood Gymnasium at Greenwood in Sebastian County and the William P. and Rosa Lee Martin Farm near Marshall in Searcy County.

Bethel Cemetery dates to 1835 and Saline Cemetery to 1878. The Keo Commercial District was established about 1900 and the Martin Farm with agricultural buildings and a wood-frame home was built about 1922.

The Greenwood Gymnasium was built in 1938-39 by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration.

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