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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Elizabeth Gertrude DurhamThe pretty girl on the left was named Elizaeth Gertrude Durham and I think the girl on the right was her sister.  The picture dates back, way back, and the girls are dressed in very pretty and fancy outfits.  The hair styles appear the same with a huge bow at the back.Eli...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Rare FindThese are so old that they are difficult to read but I finally got a good picture of the two so you can also see and read them.  They are full of interesting information.  First, the newer one is called a DOG TAX .  It was good for one year, I assume, and would have to be renewed......mo...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Beloved bicycles.I love old pictures as readers know.  I also can't understand why some families don't cherish their old snapshots of family.  The top picture above is an unknown person......cast aside by family who didn't want the old photos.  He seems to be so proud of his bicycle and it, as my...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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So what does this mean?I found this picture at an estate sale.  There were other pictures of the same lady with normal snapshots taken outside the house.  So you could see that a picture had been cropped so that it was placed in this coffee cup.  But WHY was she in the coffee cup.  Was Camel Ciga...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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This pretty little house that once had a front porch is on its way down.  While driving by I did my usual OMG reaction to seeing this one almost gone.  And then I started remembering that its neighboring house was already gone!  So, Searcy Sleuths, what was the neighboring house?  Ok.....here's t...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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We have published the old Plaza Theatre picture before but this time it has the names of the band members.  I have always loved the looks of the building and the perfect way all the band members are sitting and standing.  The sign to the right on another street says, "Varner's Cleaners & Tailors....

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Where was it and what were they doing?This picture has Nov. 1952 written on the back.  The front lower corner says Novak Bald Knob Ark.  The water tower has something that looks like " ...national ......Co" written on it.  Could it have been International Shoe Co.?So, Searcy Sleuths, can you tell...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Giant!  One giant of a movie!I was watching Giant, the 1956 movie that is still a great movie and one that I had not seen since it was first shown.  One memory is still sad.  I heard that James Dean, my idol at the time, had died.  In fact, he died before the movie was released.Anyway.....back to...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Kathi Raines at The ArtistryI stopped by The Artistry at 802 S. Main, Searcy AR today and almost didn't get away.  It is a creative artist co-op with retail shops and a learning center.  Kathi Raines is the artist/owner.  I have known Kathi for years but didn't realize all the creativity that has...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Mercury dealership approximately 1952.The building is still there. I drive by this building daily, almost, and have wondered what was once there.  Seeing a picture in the book, "Memories of America Searcy" with my husband, a former car dealer, he pointed out that the Mercury dealership was once l...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Find yourself in this group?  Check and see.I was just doing a preview trip and a "visit my daughter Valerie Smith Canepa" at the up-coming estate sale on Pin Oak in River Oaks when I saw two huge pictures that were so clear and full of nice folks on a bus trip.  The first one is shown above with...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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 Interesting!  Building permit from Searcy AR. 1948This old building permit has been loaned to me by Sherry Person, whose father was Colonel Ivan Quattlebaum who collected everything, and whose husband was Leon Person who also collected lots of things.  She has a store of old and historic items a...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 What a fine group of students!Searcy Arkansas 1959 students ready to go out into the world!  They are standing in front of the historic Rialto Theater in Searcy.  The Rialto is still operating in Searcy and is still loved.  Lots of the students in this picture are still living in Searcy and the ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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1950 Basketball Boys Searcy AR High SchoolHow do you like this group of guys?  They posed in 1950.  Boys used to wear short shorts for sports.  What happened?Anyway, these guys were named by Anita Hart Fuller at some time in the past.  The names are attached to the photo which was loaned to me by...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 White County's Oldest Banking InstitutionLook at this old picture that was in the 1936  White County Centennial Edition of The Daily Citizen and White County Citizen.  It is a drawing of White County's oldest bank with three tiny vehicles in the street.  Let's see what it looks like now.  It is ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Searcy's first female barber?While sitting in the barber chair a few days ago, I noticed this framed advertisement on the wall.  I examined it more closely and saw the "Searcy's First female Barber" written under one of the pictures.  The ad was from approximately 1977 and I was in her barber cha...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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 Wonder what year this was taken.Under the picture is written "Class of 1927."  There is no address or name of a school or town.  This is just one of those thrown-out, no-longer-cared-about pictures that some family treasured but their heirs don't.One of my associates asked what year I thought th...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
Another one bites the dustThis lovely little house with so much beautiful wood construction has been eliminated.  I loved the way it looked with stained glass windows and a combination of brick and frame with a matching building with car storage at the back.   The thing that I liked best, however...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
Historic Black House in Searcy ARThis newspaper clipping was a long time ago but the old house in the background is still old, still lovely, and still loved by all of Searcy, AR.  It has been around since the 1860s and had been restored by Dr. Porter Rodgers, Jr. and the Yancey-Quattlebaum real e...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Old money bagToo bad you can't feel the age of this money bag.  It is stiff and inflexible and a bit dirty but the zipper still works.  The small print at the bottom says Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.The pictures on this bag show the bank, I think, when it was remodeled somewhere ...

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