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OLD NEWS: Eclipse of 1918 slips in blotted by clouds in Arkansas

posted: 08/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The last time Arkansas lay in the prime viewing zone for a total solar eclipse was the afternoon of June 8, 1918.

Ancient American astronomers: Did celestial events like eclipses faze skywatching prehistoric Arkansans?

posted: 08/21/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

How did ancient Arkansans react to solar eclipses?

Most protected eyes even in ancient times

posted: 08/21/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

In August 1999, after a solar eclipse seen in the United Kingdom, hospitals received more than 1,000 calls from people worried about eye damage; 14 cases of serious eye injury were confirmed.

OLD NEWS: J. Fletcher stands out among all Fletchers

posted: 08/14/2017 1:52 a.m. Comment 1

Do you know people named Fletcher? More than several? Fletcher has been an Arkansas name since at least 1825, when an American revolutionary matross of that surname was laid to rest in Randolph County.

OLD NEWS: 'Slackers' 100 years ago were war averse

posted: 08/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Look up the word "slacker" (slack•er) to find variations on a theme, depending on your dictionary:

OLD NEWS: OLD NEWS: 'Missing' farm girl took off for thrill

posted: 07/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

When a teenage girl vanished 100 years ago, people feared the worst -- just as they do today.

OLD NEWS: 2 Taylors do battle over who said what

posted: 07/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

One hundred years ago, the enemies of Little Rock Mayor Charles E. Taylor were looking for ways to get his goat.

OLD NEWS: Little Rock mayor goes after gossips in final term

posted: 07/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

From the distance of 100 years, Little Rock Mayor Charles Edward Taylor (1868-1932) looks like a popular guy. He held office from 1911-1919 -- four terms. You can't win four elections if most of the people despise you.

OLD NEWS: It is a bug not a bird, but useful to be sure

posted: 07/10/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

While cleaning up after the last Old News, the one about the so-called Popular Superstitions column of 1917, I ran across the following item and stopped everything, because ... because ...

Natural love of science led volunteer outdoors

posted: 07/09/2017 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Dr. Vangie Atkinson loved hiking, running -- being outdoors -- but she didn't get out much.

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