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Shriner's Parade in 1940'sThis is a great old picture from the 40's and loaned to me by Sherry Quattlebaum Person, whose father saved lots of historic documents.  If it were larger the detail would show much better.  You could read J. D. Phillips & Son on the store in the background.  Beside it i...
The Watkins Man? "Mom, here comes the Watkin man!!"  Do any of you remember the old Watkins Man who was one of the first door-to-door sales persons. The Watkins man journeyed through the back roads of our country beginning in 1868 by horse and wagon and later by automobile.  I do vaguely remember...
Hard to believe!While browsing through an old 1967 Mechanix Illustrated magazine, we found this ad by AT&T!  Not only this one but several others from other companies which poked fun at wives.  I think what might have been funny then is no longer funny.  Wives are hard-working now and would have ...
 This "The Way We Were" photograph shows young girls gathered for a picture taking.  Searcy Daily Citizen once had a feature called The Way We Were and published lots of older photographs of folks around Searcy AR.  A family member clipped and saved SO many of the articles that I am having fun lo...
Check all these names and see if you find a relative.  In this May 27, 1979 Searcy Citizen article and photograph names are printed and you might find a close relative.  They were to hold a class reunion.  I think they are a pretty handsome looking group.  Check them out.
  Here's a picture of the original Smith-Vaughan store in Searcy AR.  I love the picture of the lady hurrying across the street with her package. This location was at the corner of Spruce and Arch where Sowell's Furniture is now located.  It still has the corner door entry which was evidently pop...
Remember Ben Franklin?This old postcard on ebay brings back memories.  There in the middle of the block stands the Ben Franklin store and then somewhere around the block was the Sterling's store.  Were they both what we called "Dime" stores back then?   I believe the store to the left of Ben Fran...