Arkansas Postcard Past

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Newport, circa 1910

    Newport, circa 1910: "Newport is a very nice little town but I don't like Newark very well." The writer's card of Front Street, which sang its praises of Newpo…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Searcy in 1906

    Searcy, 1906: "Don't you want to get on too?" So said Ann to Master Herbert Wells in Ohio. The burro was carrying seven children.

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Rison in 1914

    Rison, 1914: The Georgian Revival-styled Cleveland County Court House was erected in 1911 and has been wonderfully restored in recent years, still serving toda…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Wynne, circa 1910

    Wynne, circa 1910: Merriman Ave. has long been the main street for the Cross County seat. Here, the old dirt road (named for early settler B.B. Merryman, thoug…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Eureka Springs in 1915

    Eureka Springs, 1915: "This is a great place, lots of people coming in today. We have a dandy place to stay, feel good, had fried chicken for supper." For the …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Eureka Springs in 1908

    Eureka Springs, 1908: The Thach Cottage began as a small four-room house atop West Mountain, built in 1880 for the Thach family. Over the next few years, it wa…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Calico Rock in 1909

    Calico Rock, 1909: "West of town, looking toward the depot." The card to Illinois was of an outing, likely on a Sunday afternoon based on the nicely dressed pe…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock in 1911

    Little Rock, 1911: "What you would have in the character of the people; teach in the public school," reads the quotation beneath the portrait of State Superint…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock in 1910

    Little Rock, 1910: "That sure is a nice building," in reference to the State Capitol Building nearing completion after a decade of challenging work. The lady a…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Eagle Mills, circa 1913

    Eagle Mills, circa 1913: Yesterday's feature was the log pond and exterior of the Eagle Lumber mill. Today's card shows employees operating equipment inside th…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Rogers, circa 1910

    Rogers, circa 1910: J.T. Roberts came to Rogers from Colorado in 1907, at the age of 56, and built this imposing home at 713 W. Walnut St. He operated a farmin…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Cotter in 1908

    Cotter, 1908: "Leaving here tonight," reads the note to Texas. Cotter, named for a local family who farmed the area when the town was formed, became an importa…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock in 1909

    Little Rock, 1909: "Life in Arkansas." The note was sent to Illinois. The image captured a pair of ladies working a crosscut saw in the yard for the photograph…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1914

    Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914: Friday's feature explained the Marines going door to door looking for snipers and weapons after the U.S. forces seized the city. Two o…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914

    Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914: The U.S. Navy and Marines seized the city of Vera Cruz upon orders of President Woodrow Wilson after U.S. sailors were detained in a m…

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