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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Christmas is over!  Business is back!  I'm glad.          But while looking through some of my old things, I came across this picture.  Searcy Board of REALTORS used to be called White Woodruff Co BOARD of REALTORS.  I became President in 1989 and it was still called White - Woodruff Co but short...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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This is Old Blue.We assume that Old Blue was a real favorite cow of Dr. J. D. Patterson's.  Dr. Patterson lived in Searcy, was a dentist for approximately 60 years, ran a large cattle farm, and started in the 60's to crown cow's teeth   That made him famous!He appeared on "To Tell the Truth" TV s...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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  Where am I?That is what I thought as I drove by a big block with nothing but a big pile of dirt in the middle of it.  I did a double-take and thought and thought!  Then I remembered that there was supposed to be an apartment complex on that block made up of octagonal small houses.I even remembe...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Boys and Girls State Members?  What year?I used to teach at Searcy High School, Searcy AR, so I remember most of these young people.  I can't read the shirts but I think they were the Boys and Girls State members who got to go to the state meeting and possibly run for office and get a real taste ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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A heavy snow in Spring Park, Searcy AR?This is a post card that is on ebay right now asking for a buyer.  I have not seen this card before and chances are the Searcy Sleuths have not seen it either.  It shows the old library that was in Spring Park.  It has been replaced with a bigger, nicer libr...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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OK, Searcy Sleuths, here's a new one!  What happened to the O.K. Taxi and Cafe that was operating in Searcy AR in 1951. This photo was in the 1951 Harding Petit Jean and shows a couple beside a cab with the advertisement saying they were enjoying a coke in the friendly atmosphere of the O.K. Cafe...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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      This is an unbelievably beautiful home that is now on the market in Searcy AR.  REALTORS toured it this morning and we came away in a state of awe because it is so lovely and so well maintained.  When I noticed that it was on the market my memories came back.  I had done a blog on that part...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Remember this popular grocery store?It is no longer standing but it is a fond memory for so many Searcy folks.  This picture was in the 1972 Harding Petit Jean and it brings back so many memories.  Volkswagens!  They were loved and so many people had them.  Most of them may be in other countries ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Bee Rock, Searcy ARKTempted?  Yes, I am tempted to try to buy this old post card that is on ebay right now.  I have never seen a postcard featuring  Bee Rock in Searcy, Arkansas.  Yes, I have heard of Bee Rock, and I remember warning my kids NOT to go to that spot and try climbing rocks.  I have,...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Searcy Daily Citizen 1929I bought this picture at a recent estate sale.  I guess I'm a sucker for old pictures.  This one was framed and on the back of the frame were the names of the picture's people.  It may be hard to figure out who is who and what they are near because we probably don't have ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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A happy child at Harmony.Working in real estate brings new friends.  My blog has several Searcy Sleuths as neighbors who help me track Searcy news, myths, and history.  They also provide great pictures for sharing.  The above picture comes as a result of my trying to track the history of 9.26 acr...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 A BEAUTIFUL STORYOnce upon a time there was a little blonde girl who was about 5 years old AND she was still a thumb-sucker.  The little blonde girl's mom and dad begged and pleaded and threatened but it did no good.  She went to bed at night and loved that thumb.BUT, the little blond girl watch...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Our blog buddy, Anita Hart Fuller, has just been shocked when a friend of hers brought out this old item.  She, of course, wants to share it with all of our Searcy Sleuths.  She said the friend said it was an old iron which operated with gasoline!Gasoline!  No wonder I never saw one of these at m...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Note this parade, dated 1949, going beside what is now Quattlebaum Music building.  Streets were brick, and the building seemed to have a drive up or walk up window for food and drinks.  How things have changed.  Here is the 2018 picture of that building.The building has been decorated with a mur...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Photo logos?Another interesting find from an old safe that was purchased by Central Arkansas Lock and Safe, owned by Jody Travis in Searcy, were envelopes or checks or statements with the pictures of the business in the corner.  At that time an envelope just had to say a name and Searcy, Arkansas...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Central Arkansas Lock and Safe is the name of the firm owned by a great locksmith, Jody Travis, and the source of some interesting information regarding history in Searcy AR and White County.  He buys old safes.  They are a challenge for him.  He unlocks them and they may have not been opened for...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Searcy AR Junior Auxiliary Early 70'sJunior Auxiliary was started in Searcy AR in 1960 with a concession stand at the American Legion Park so that youngsters would not have to cross a highway to get a coke.  In 1965 the Auxiliary helped begin the Sunshine School.  Many ladies have been members an...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Historic Searcy AR building for sale.This building at 118 and 120 N Spruce in Searcy Arkansas has appeared as a newly listed for sale property.   It says the building was built 1n 1884!  That's a long time ago!  The information also says that it was once Moye Mercantile but it does not say what M...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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You think photobombing is new?Not new at all.  I could not help laughing as I stumbled across this picture from the past.  Big sister is talking on what?  The old style phone, probably rotary, that had a special little sitting place just for phone visiting.  The books are phone books.  We could l...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Look at this lovely table!  It is old, solid wood, heavy and able to withstand almost anything!  And the next picture shows a closeup of the table and gives a little view of the 4 chairs that match it.  This table brings back memories.  Many years ago ( let's guess 50 years or so) the thing was t...

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