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Recent Stories by Jack Schnedler

Are We There Yet?: Museum has more than oil, brine history lesson

posted: 10/20/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

SMACKOVER -- A museum focused on oil, with a supporting role for brine, seems a dubious target for a family outing.

Are We There Yet?: Train depot museum secures tourist hub's legacy

posted: 10/13/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The occasional rumble of a passing freight train adds evocative sound effects to Arkansas' northernmost railroad station, which bustled a century and more ago with frequent passenger service to what was then a popular vacation spot.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Rock out or watch outhouses roll at fall festivals

posted: 09/22/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

High-jumping mules and fast-rolling outhouses are among the wackiest acts on this autumn's calendar of Arkansas festivals, with grape stomping and Ding Dong singing tossed into the mix.

Are We There Yet?: Shiloh Museum tells real story of life in Ozarks

posted: 09/08/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

There's an aura to the word "Ozarks" that wraps the hilliest part of Arkansas in a mist of lore and legend. That mystique is explored with tender loving care at the indoor-outdoor Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.

Are We There Yet?: Clinton House a draw in Fayetteville, but skip game days

posted: 09/01/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

It's a serious stretch these days to think of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton as an Arkansan. And the chance that she might carry Arkansas on Nov. 8 is roughly as remote as the prospect of an Election Day snowfall in the Natural State.

Are We There Yet?: History, education are big draws in Arkadelphia

posted: 08/18/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Almost across the street from each other, two of Arkadelphia's most imposing properties are treasures among this university town's trove of buildings with historical pedigrees.

Are We There Yet?: Watermelon fans can pick one of two festivals

posted: 08/11/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

This weekend poses a tough choice for Arkansans enamored of watermelon. That's because both of the Natural State's long-running watermelon festivals are scheduled at the same time.

Are We There Yet?: Batesville museum covers 19th century onward

posted: 07/28/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

In the 19th century, many Arkansas mothers were farm wives who needed to spend long hours helping husbands in the fields while also minding their babies. So how did they manage that double duty?

Are We There Yet?: Van Buren is a historic river town spilling over with sights

posted: 07/21/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

VAN BUREN -- Bob Burns was an Arkansas teenager when he invented an oddball musical instrument whose namesakes helped win World War II four decades later.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Cadron park recalls 1834 Trail of Tears tragedy

posted: 07/07/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas highways are marked with so many signs for "Trail of Tears" -- the forced westward migration of American Indians in the 1830s -- that they tend to become just a roadside blur.




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