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SPRINGDALE, – The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History's award-winning Native American Days school program will return virtually Nov. 17-18 with presentations by archeologists and members of Native American tribal nations. more
Did you know that an Arkansas native was known as the “father of modern archery?” Ben Pearson (1898-1971) started the first company in the U.S. to mass produce archery sets and … more
William (Bill) Baltz of Pocahontas was often to be found in his workshop at the corner of Bettis and Rice Streets working on various inventive ideas. Frequently, these took the form of toys for his … more
The first county officers met in the home of John Bellah, which was located on Shop Creek near Parthenon, until the "seat of justice" was moved to Jasper the next year. John was born around 1810 in … more
Born in 1921, Bernell "Fatman" Austin, of Atkins, served in the Navy and worked as a cook. Later, he leased a parcel of land across the street from the Atkins Pickle Plant from the Griffin Oil … more
Often we see multicolored, vertical streaks on the sandstone bluffs along the banks of the Buffalo River. What causes these variations?These are mostly mineral stains. During heavy rains, water runs … more
Floyd V. Flowers built this hand-hewn log cabin around 1935 and called it home until the 1950s.One of the most fascinating parts of this cabin is the tree in the interior. The cabin was purposefully … more
Until the mid-20th century, Arkansas lacked sufficient electrical power for many of its residents. In rural areas where most families lived on farms, there were few if any conveniences. Still today, … more
Newton County Historical Society has announced it now has Barb A LeRoy’s “Which Side Were They On?,” a new 302 page book listing biographical sketches of the Newton Countians who … more
Newton County Historical Society has announced it now has Barb A LeRoy’s “Which Side Were They On?,” a new 302 page book listing biographical sketches of the Newton Countians who … more
Newton County Historical Society has announced it now has Barb A LeRoy’s “Which Side Were They On?,” a new 302 page book listing biographical sketches of the Newton Countians who … more
Lyle Sparkman will share stories and the history of his 49 ancestors who lived in the western Ozark regions of Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri. By detailing the lives of these people and … more
Arkansas is known for many things, from our beautiful mountains and lakes to our unique diamond mine, or even calling the Hogs. Still, many wouldn’t equate Arkansas as the home to the most … more
Arkansas is known for many things, from our beautiful mountains and lakes to our unique diamond mine, or even calling the Hogs. Still, many wouldn’t equate Arkansas as the home to the most … more
rkansas is known for many things, from our beautiful mountains and lakes to our unique diamond mine, or even calling the Hogs. Still, many wouldn’t equate Arkansas as the home to the most … more
Arkansas is known for many things, from our beautiful mountains and lakes to our unique diamond mine, or even calling the Hogs. Still, many wouldn’t equate Arkansas as the home to the most … more
Pictured is a group photo of the enrollees at Camp Ozone Civilian conservation Corps, undated. Company No. 1708 - Camp Ozone circa 1937From The Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942: A New Deal Case … more
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is excited to announce its first-ever Shiloh Summer Series. Each of the planned activities is family friendly and open to all ages.In … more
While planning and learning about Newton County history to celebrate the 180th Anniversary of her founding in 1842. We were reminded by Regina Smith that Newton County has her own flag. Regina knew … more
The Civilian Conservation Corps Act was passed by the United States Congress to provide economic relief in the midst of the Great Depression and to preserve and develop the natural resources of the … more
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