Explore Searcy, AR

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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JUST REMEMBERING....Thumbing through the 1978 Harding yearbook brings up another interesting picture about how things used to be.  We used to sew a lot!  We women had sewing machines.  We had a special place set up for that sewing maching and we made our own clothes, our kids clothes, and we visi...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Here's a snapshot of the framed print of an older house that was in Searcy AR.  It is gone now and I am wondering how many folks in Searcy might remember the house.  This print was done by Arni Anderson, an artist who attended Harding.  It is dated '74.  Arni is still an active artist and lives i...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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"The way we were" was evidently a feature that was run by the Searcy Daily Citizen many years ago.  How do I know that?  Because I was just going through old things and stumbled upon a bag full of Citizen clippings that I'd forgotten we had.  The papers and clippings were saved by my now deceased...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Class reunion 1954 graduates, 30 years later.So who do you recognize?  I see lots of faces in here that I know or did know bacause some are no longer with us.  You might have fun, if you grew up in Searcy AR, trying to name them.  The picture was loaned to me by a friend for me to place on this b...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Sowell's Furniture!What a great old picture and this, believe it or not, is on an advertisng card mailed to my family a few years ago.  The card was an invitation to join them in celebrating 65 years in the location at 207 W. Arch in Searcy AR!  There was to be a 25% to 65% off sale in the store....

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 You saw two pretty pieces of pottery above.  The second picture shows you the bottom of the taller one and it gives the date and the studio who made it.I found these pots at estate sales and thought they were nice and brought them home.  I tried and tried to remember where I had heard of the Aro...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Sleep-over of yesteryear?This picture was given to me by Sherry Person, whose dad collected lots of pictures and loved history, for this blog.  It makes me think of how kids used to have fun.  This seems to show young boys out in the woods with a tent, building a fire and probably planning a "sle...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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This photo shows the other most popular attire in the 1950s with Searcy High School girls.  We just discussed the pearls-with-a-sweater trend and now we have another picture with the little-scarf-around-the-neck style.  I mentioned that I grew up in Georgia and we dressed this way also and I wond...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Fashionable girls who were football royalty.I grew up in Georgia and I can remember pulling my sweater up under my pearls and I looked similar to these girls from Searcy AR.  I also had the socks with shoes like these, the skirt that showed only a short amount of leg so the style must have been n...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Jody's new car?Here's another great old snapshot that was loaned to me with permission to share on this blog.  The writing was underneath the scanned photo and tells who was there......even down to the dog's name.  But we don't know who owned the dog!  Jody Taylor, so it says, was home from the A...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Where they were?  What they were doing?  Why they were together?I don't know.  (But Searcy Sleuths will know.)   I do recognize lots of the ladies.  In fact, I recognize almost all of them but can't recall the names.  Definitely, they were on a nice brick porch and they were all dressed up.  I do...

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