Monthly Archives: April 2021

Spring cleaning…the easy kind

I have been tidying up outside now that the weather is warmer and not constantly raining. That entailed a trip to pick up new herbs and plants Monday. I spied this English daisy and though I have never seen one … Continue reading

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Spring flowers: Viola, pansy, common blue violet

I spotted this flower getting ready to mow the front yard Sunday afternoon. It is a re-seeded viola from last year’s flowers. I did not know they would do that, but apparently, they can re-seed themselves. They are sometimes called … Continue reading

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Four corners in a Square: DeWitt AR

DeWitt, Arkansas boasts a downtown square that was designed as …a continuous street around a public square with one access street in the middle of each block. The northwest, northeast, and southwest corners have unique lots containing buildings with chamfered … Continue reading

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Van Buren, AR: Downtown Historic District

In 2010, we headed to Colorado with grand vacation plans and a dog. Our first stop along the route was Van Buren, Arkansas. It was like stepping back in time, and it had its share of round and chamfered corners. … Continue reading

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First National Bank of Lake Village: The Final Twist

The stockholders of the new First National Bank of Lake Village convened November 8, 1918. “The bank has purchased a site and will install fixtures in the former Citizens’ State bank location, near the court square” (Daily Arkansas Gazette, Nov … Continue reading

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“Lake Village, and Its Place on the Map of Arkansas as Remodeled by Modern Advancement—Its Many Advantages”

In 1906, Lake Village earned a 4-column spread on the front page of Section Seven of the Pine Bluff Daily Graphic describing its growth from 1856 from fewer than 200 inhabitants until the Iron Mountain railroad in 1897 boosted growth … Continue reading

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