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The area around Marble City had several springs and many believed that they were medicinal springs with health restoring properties. In the 1890's, some of these springs attracted spring and summer visitors, who often camped out near the springs, seeking to find cures for such ailments as ki…

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LITTLE ROCK — Three Arkansas properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

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There are many stories about how the Tom Thumb area was named, and most are connected to the spring located on a plateau or bench at Gaither Cove just across the Boone/Newton county line. Artifacts found prove that Shawnee and Osage Indians once lived in the vicinity of the spring, and after…

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In 1973, Harrison Mayor Hugh Ashley proclaimed Monday, May 21 through Friday May 25 "Dogpatch Home Folks Week." It was a week of festivities promoting the Dogpatch U.S.A. theme park in neighboring Newton County.

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The Arkansas Highway Department was considering paving state Highway 74 through Newton County. In 1973, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce secured an appointment with the Highway Commission to voice its support for the project.

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  • Excerpts from the Harrison Daily Times, Friday, June 6, 1980
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A spokesman for Trailways Inc., the parent company based in Dallas, said, "We extend our heartfelt sympathy to relatives and friends of those involved. While accidents of this type are rare among the hundreds of charter bus operations int he United States, they are always tragic."

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LITTLE ROCK— The deadline to apply for the Department of Arkansas Heritage’s Heritage Month grants is Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m. These specialized grants of up to $5,000 will help nonprofit organizations and local museums develop events and projects during Heritage Month in May 2018.

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William B. Worthen, former director of Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM), and Mark Zalesky, renowned knife expert and journalist, have co-authored “A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America,” a book detailing the history and legacy of the Bowie knife, the famous weapon born on the American fro…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is now accepting applications for the AHPP’s County Courthouse Restoration or Historic Preservation Restoration grant programs.

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The U.S.D.A. Forest Service's District Office in Jasper may soon be closed with administrative operations moving to the Big Piney District office at Hector.

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The Newton County Fair just celebrated its 100th anniversary. During the exhibition the history of the fair was celebrated. Displayed were scrapbooks and artifacts collected over the years. Here are some news stories about the fair's past:

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The Newton County Fair just celebrated its 100th anniversary. During the exhibition the history of the fair was celebrated. Displayed were scrapbooks and artifacts collected over the years. Here are some news stories about the fair's past

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The Newton County Fair just celebrated its 100th anniversary. During the exhibition the history of the fair was celebrated. Displayed were scrapbooks and artifacts collected over the years. Here are some news stories about the fair's past

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The Newton County Ancestor Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newton County Fair Grounds on state Highway 7, just south of Jasper.

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LITTLE ROCK — For the past 11 years, archives across the country have celebrated the work of archives and archivists by marking October as American Archives Month. Through educational programs, posters, and social media posts, archives use the month of October to raise awareness about the im…

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LITTLE ROCK —  From its founding in the 1880s until ten years after the end of World War II, the northeast Arkansas town of Hoxie was an agricultural town, a railroad town, a cotton market town.  Its greatest assets were its location, at the junction of two railroads, the fertile farmland ar…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Archives, in conjunction with its sister agency Historic Arkansas Museum, is hosting the fourth and final in a series of lectures in 2017, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today.

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For 112 years, the Arkansas State Archives, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has maintained and preserved artifacts and archival materials pertaining to the state's rich and unique history.  Much of what the State Archives holds, though, comes through generous donations fro…

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LITTLE ROCK — Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today that the nomination period for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame is now open as of September 13, 2017. Nominations will remain open through October 31, 2017. This is the second year for the statewide program to r…

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The 2017 Ozarks Genealogical Society’s (OGS) Annual Fall Conference, “Show Me the Evidence,” will be Saturday, September 16th at the Relics Event Center, 2015 West Battlefield, Springfield, Missouri. Speaker will be Michael Lacopo D.V.M. Dr. Lacopo is an entertaining and well received speake…

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  • By DONNA DODSON Newton County Historical Society
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The question is; why is the slogan “Let Newton County Feed Herself” on the side of the first truck in Jasper as depicted in the 1917 Newton County fair photo, the first Newton County fair ever. The photo was taken on the North East corner of the Jasper square where spring street junctions wi…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Archives and the St. Francis County Historical Society are hosting an archives and special collections workshop from 9 a.m. until noon on Sat., Sept. 23, at the Woodruff Electric Co-op- Corporation building in Forrest City, Department of Arkansas Heritage Dir…

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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will offer a free training session Saturday, Sept. 9, for anyone interested in nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant sites.

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LITTLE ROCK — Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), today named Scott Kaufman as director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), a division of DAH. Kaufman comes to AHPP with 20 years of experience in higher education administration at the Univers…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Archives will host its fourth annual Arkansas foodways symposium from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 16, at the north campus of UA Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today.  The …

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LITTLE ROCK — Step back in time to September 1980 and learn about the deadly Titan II missile complex accident in Damascus from those who experienced it firsthand. This year’s Old State House Museum Associates (OSHMA) Annual Supper is titled “Disaster in Damascus: Titan II Missile Explosion.…

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One of the attraction rides at the former Dogpatch USA theme park in Newton County (1968-1988) was "Earthquake McGoon’s Brain Rattler." Technically called a "Toboggan, the ride is a portable roller coaster that was built by Chance Industries from 1969 to the mid-1970s. The coaster features a…