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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Recognize these locations?Here it is 2019 and Searcy is having a great time having new murals painted downtown, winning a contest for lots of money, and having new people come to town, love the town, and work to keep the town alive and vital.So these two buildings are the SAME buildings.  They co...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Hotel Mayfair, Searcy ArkansasThis picture was published in the August 1936 White County Centennial Edition of The Daily Citizen and White County Citizen.  It's the Mayfair Hotel in downtown Searcy and what impresses me the most if the extensive foliage around it.  If the trees were this big at t...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 Another Morris School picture.We have found another few pictures of Morris School.  These were included in a 1936 issue called White County Centennial Edition of The Daily Citizen and White County Citizen published in August 1936.....a long time ago.This blogsite has had lots of responses from b...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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"Head-in at Headlee's"These photos are from The White County Centennial of The Daily Citizen and White County Citizen that was published in August 1936, a long time ago.  I like the drug store picture and the phrase underneath the picture.  Second picture shows the interior with several people.  ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Recognize this home?  This photo was in the 1936 White County Centennial Edition of The Daily Citizen and White County Citizen.  It is a large 16 page edition with various pictures and it was given to me by my friend, Letain DeVore.  This picture was on a two-page spread entitled A FEW OF THE MAN...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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A lovely groupVani Quattlebaum Geroy, on front row, far right, posted this photo of a group of 9th grade cheerleaders in Searcy Arkansas.  She gave me permission to put it on a blog. I know several of them and am sad to say that the girl on the front row, far left, has passed away.   Also, just t...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Anyone remember radio as a big item in Searcy, AR?  Anyone remember the radio show, "Party Line?"This delightful calendar from 1957 has shown up for sale on ebay and my friend and Searcy Sleuth Supreme , Don Thompson, did research on the radio station.  Here is what he seems to have found.  He pu...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Remember Double Knit?  Back in the late 60's and early 70's there was a fabric called doublt knit and it was wonderfully comfortable and easy to sew.  The style at the same time was mini-skirts.  So shame on me for holding onto clothes that were very special to me at the time.  I loved them too m...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Found.  Broken tombstone.My friend was working on a fixer-upper when he dug into an old storage pit.  He found this old tombstone and wonders if anyone knows the family or how the stone got into this spot.  It is definitely old.  The top part says, "Mishey A wife of R F Edwards."The bottom part s...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Leaders of Searcy Art GalleryA treasure?  Yes, Searcy Art Gallery is not just an art gallery that displays art.  It is really a historic treasure.  It is called The Black House, named for the Black family who built and lived there for so long.  Yesterday, June 29, 2019, the house was dressed up f...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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A scene from the past.This is a slightly tilted picture that I was allowed by Searcy Art Gallery to scan for this blog.  I don't think it was a postcard or it would not be so tilted.  But it is a great scene from the past.  Old cars, Coke signs.  Was it Headlee Drug Store or Headlee's Drug Store?...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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E. D. Wakenight Supply Co.This is a new one.  I had never seen this picture before.  I was visiting the beautiful Searcy Art Gallery and noticed lots of old postcard copies on an antique table.  While thumbing through them, I found this one and got permission to scan it for this blog.  There are ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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For sale by owner signThis sign has been a source of interest and humor.  At first this was just a big sign attached to a tree and folks wondered what it was going to say.Then the sign as you see above appeared.  It is unusual, for sure, and we are all eager to assist our service members.  As a R...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Truman Baker SignAt first, all you see in this sign is a car license plate saying Truman Baker.  It is pretty historic because Truman Baker has been gone a long time and so has the Truman Baker car dealership in Searcy AR.  Their best location, in case you are new to Searcy, was where Walgreen's ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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A Surprise GiftAn unexpected package arrived at my office today.  The address was from a friend that I met through this activerain blog and developed into his listing a property with me and getting it successfully sold.  He actually carved this lion clock himself!  He grew up in Searcy AR and lov...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Mesmerized!I don't remember ever using that word before.  But it came to me as I watched out the window for approximately two hours as four guys trimmed and topped trees in our front yard.  I was unable to get away from the window as the bucket was moved all around the tree with controlled chain-...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Johnny Cash's childhood homeWe traveled for miles and miles.  Not a lot of traffic but lots and lots of farmland on either side of the road.  Neither of us had been in this part of the country before.  We were leaving Searcy AR and going to Dyess AR to visit the restored home of the Cash family. ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Happy Team of Youngsters.A friend just sent this picture  to see if perhaps I knew who the folks were.  It reminds me of the old training we had for writing reports.  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  All of these were important.  So who were these delightful boys who had probably just finished a game ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Here's a blog that I wrote in 2010 that has had a lot of views.  40,283 views as of a few minutes ago.  Someone just commented on it and I went back to check it out.  I did have to smile again when I visited it.  It really is fun!  Here is the old blog.  Try it.  I am sure it is nothing compared ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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On ebay right now is this great post card showing Searcy AR Public School.  The card is dated 1908 and that means it is VERY old.  I started thinking (actually assuming) it might be Searcy HIGH School but it says Public School Searcy ARK. Possibly it was the entire school for Searcy at that time?...

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