Old Searcy Arkansas (Searcy, AR)
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 5
I Don't Remember This!Look closely!  There's my daughter in this rag-tag football picture!  When did Searcy have girl's football?  I did a little research (because I do NOT remember it) and discovered that it was started in October 1973 when Harry Miller was in charge of Parks and Recreation in Searcy AR.  Harry was wonderful and was especially instrumental in trying to get sports for girls.  I remember my daughter's playing softball and she loved being on a swim team and she played tennis.....but I do not remember football.   Let's read what Harry said about the teams.  There is a touch of humor in this article. So, since I don't remember any of this I asked my daughter to tell me what she remembers.  She said,"It was no-tackle but there was still a lot of pushing and shoving.  To 'tac...
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
 Jim Bohannon, former Searcy AR resident. This is Jim Bohannon and  he is a life-long student of railroad history and a collector of original 19th and early 20thcentury USA maps and railroad timetables.  He sent me pdfs of old historic roadmaps and sounds as if he would do the same for you.  He graduated from Searcy High and still keeps up with Searcy news.  He has graciously offered to share his stash with you if you are interested.  He says, "In my retired senior citizen years, I stay interested and active by sharing with public libraries, historical societies and other non-profits (at no cost) copies of modern-day prints, that have been scanned from my original 19th and early 20th century maps and railroad timetables.   The modern-day pdf map prints have been scanned from my ownershi...
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 5
Thanks to a friend in Georgia!She found my blogs, decided I liked history, wondered if I'd like to have this historic 1925 Gallowegian yearbook that had been kept by a relative!  Did I!!!  I loved the idea.  She mailed it and it is wonderful!  Check out this magnificent 4 page fold out of the student body.Now let's see if we can see a closer look.  This was an all girl's school in 1925.  Eventually it became Harding College in Searcy AR and then Harding University as it is today.  Here's a view of the left side.  And here is a view of the right side.  It is a large group of girls and their dresses are quite similar.Look how all arms are folded!  Hairstyles alike! And here is a closeup of the ones in the ones in the center.  I have about three other Gallowegians and none of them have a s...
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
Important people.  1962 Cub Staff.Look through this group and see how many you know or perhaps, Searcy Sleuths, you are in the picture!  The small 1962 Cub from Searcy AR is so interesting with boys and girls who grew up to be Searcy leaders.  Many are shown in the picture above.  Enjoy!!
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 7
Postcard on ebayThe top picture is a postcard that is for sale right now on ebay and the building appears to be in great shape.  I don't think trains were anywhere near it in 1978 but it is called the MoP depot, there is an old railroad track on the side in the top picture, and it is in Searcy, AR.  Nosy me. What does it look like now?  The second picture shows a more recent view.  Looks as if its days are numbered.It is located on South Main if you'd like to drive by.  Perhaps the city of Searcy could try to restore it and preserve it as a historic building.
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
May Day Parade on Spring Street looking North, Searcy AR.This wonderful old card is available on ebay right now.  I think I may have used it in a blog before but we probably have new viewers.  ( https://activerain.com/blogsview/3389859/two-great-searcy-arkansas-cards-for-sale-on-ebay---may-day-celebration-)    We did!!  Please do read all the comments on the location and information about the picture when you go to this early blog. Interesting is the Tom Keene cigar sign on the brick building.  Also interesting would be the possible location of what is now Mayfair Hotel.  If you go to the ebay site they have pictures that are nicely enlarged.  The mailing was in 1912 with the normal message, "How are you doing?  We are doing fine."  That was the way cards, letters, etc., were always sta...
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