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Viewed at a big and luxurious house that is for sale. Entrance steps for a pet. It can't be a Great Dane, which we also saw as we toured new listings in Searcy AR, because the entrance appears too little. We were impressed by the corner steps which were wrap around and led to the entrance of a separate room inside that was designed for the pet's comfort. That appears to be a light above the entrance. Impressed? Yes, we were. It displayed how important pets are to the American family of today. I'm wondering if it is for a (10 comments)
real estate: White County Packing Company, Searcy AR. An old picture when it was for sale. - 03/20/13 06:42 PM
I had a few free minutes and looked back at some old advertisements. I have been in the real estate business for over 30 years! Geesh! The old ads that we used to run are now possibly becoming precious. Look at this one. Who would have thought we'd ever find it interesting to look at this old building again. Sleuths! A question to test your memory..... Where was it? And you may need to explain to the new generation what a packing house was.
They called it a high traffic area then. What would they call it now? I like (16 comments)
Facebook creates friends. I found a new one with Vac Veterans who posts often on facebook. He has a lot of old picture of Pangburn. He posted this photo and said it only has Searcy 1911 written on it. In fact, we can see that in the upper left corner. So I'm curious too. Do any of these buildings look familiar to any of you sleuths? Here's the picture.
It is a nice, clear picture so study it and see if we have any answers.
real estate: Yarnell Ice Cream Co old billfold. What approximate date was it, Sleuths? - 01/22/13 07:28 AM
I have too much stuff? Not expensive stuff but just stuff that the family has stuck back over the years. One of these things is this billfold given away by Yarnell Ice Cream. It has a neat picture on the front and it has the info saying that it has a secret compartment for hiding really good stuff. I didn't unfold that secret compartment so I may be missing something. The picture on the front looks good and is encased with plastic. I'd like to know what the approximate date of this billfold was. It was actually a nice giveaway at (8 comments)
real estate: Bragging about an ex-student, now a competitor.....and his listing of historic hotel in Letona Arkansas. - 12/14/12 01:13 PM
When I taught Art at Searcy High I had several students who have now wound up as competitors of mine in this real estate business. One of my favorites was David Lorton. He actually got himself an art degree and then switched to business, worked all over the country with Wal-Mart and other businesses and has now become a very good real estate agent. His newest listing belongs on this blog. He has listed the old hotel at Letona! And he put the old picture of it in with his current pictures! NOW, that is an artist for you! He appreciates (9 comments)
real estate: Remember the Dictionary House? Named that because the Word's lived there? Let's relook. - 11/08/12 05:05 PM
I wrote a blog that was actually supposed to feature the V. W. Duncan car lot in Searcy AR when it was first beginning and there was ole Po Dunk, as he called himself and as others called him, strolling across the car lot with a cigar in his mouth and a cocked hat on his head looking just like a car dealer who'd just made a deal! Refer back to this blog right now by clicking here. The comments started coming in about the house in the background. Comments said they remembered it as the Dictionary House because the Words (21 comments)
real estate: Black Cat Found!! Our blog has had a response and we know more about Word's Grocery and Bakery in Searcy AR. - 11/06/12 08:24 AM
Below is the blog that I put up just a few days ago. No one seemed to know the meaning of the black cat. But a call from Benson Robbins, Searcy scion, gave me the information we lacked. His grandfather was a partner with Mr. Word and they owned the store. It was the grandfather on his mother's side....Benson. They used the black cat as a logo because of the fact that "a black cat always returns" just as they wanted their customers to do. He has the black cat that sat at the store. Here he still lives. Benson said (10 comments)
Here is another picture loaned to Searcy's history by Benson and Betty Robbins. It was in a frame and I scanned through the glass so that explains the strange lighting in places. Look at all those papers and magazines! Look. Collier's. Life and others. Was it the beginning of recycling? Benson, second from right, says they had gathered up all these items for a paper drive. He told me the other's names but let's see if you know who they were.
real estate: Important people in Searcy AR in 1949. Can you name them? - 11/03/12 02:45 PM
I love the way these guys are posed with so much confidence. The tilt of the hat back then must have been a portrayal of personality. Each man wore his hat differently. These were on the Searcy AR School Board, I believe. See if you can name them before I give you the names. This picture was loaned to me by Benson and Betty Robbins and it is a great contribution to our Searcy historic blog.
Here is another very sad picture of Judsonia folks walking after the tornado that hit Judsonia in 1952. This picture is for sale on ebay right now and does belong in the Judsonia archives so hopefully it will be found and purchased by Judsonia. Click here. Also, since Judsonia AR is so close to Searcy AR these might be relatives of some of us. Note there is one building in the background that is still standing.
real estate: Chiropractic ads Searcy AR circa 20's. Dr. Swartz and Dr. Teem. - 10/26/12 06:51 PM
Here are a few interesting ads from an old cookbook that dates back to possibly the 1920's in Searcy AR. I was surprised to find two chiropractic ads. Dr. H. O. Swartz gave instructions for a happier and more healthy life. Dr. Jewel Teem had an office at the Peoples Bank Building that we featured recently on a blog. Telling where he was located seemed different because most of the ads in this book just say Searcy ARK and give a phone number.
real estate: Old Searcy advertisement for Bethells No. 5, M. C. Johnson, Mgr. Phone 410 - 10/18/12 05:06 PM
Here is another ad from our old Woman's Missionary Society Cook Book. The book is old but interesting. It seems to date back to perhaps the 1920's. I have no knowledge of a Bethells in Searcy AR. I checked Dr. Muncy's history book and found nothing. I even Googled and found nothing. Perhaps some of our readers will have heard of it. Piece Goods is probably a term that is no longer used. Evidently it meant, "Everything for the family in dry goods, shoes, clothing and ready-to-wear." Dry goods? Another obsolete term? No. 5? Was that a department in the store? (9 comments)
real estate: I have not seen one of these before! Wooden bathtub. - 10/17/12 11:33 AM
In all my real estate career, over 31 years, I have never seen a beauty like this. I have seen claw footed tubs. I have seen different colors of tubs. I even saw a urinal in the master bath once. But this is the first wooden tub that I have ever seen. Look and admire.
It was in a house with a view. Sit in that tub and see the whole countryside! (10 comments)
real estate: Searcy Wholesale Grocer Co, Searcy Arkansas. Where was this located? - 10/16/12 05:00 PM
More ads from the old Woman's Missionary Society Cook Book. Notice I made a change which I had not noticed before. It is NOT Women's but Woman's Missionary Society Cook Book. This ad is for Searcy Wholesale Grocer Co. and they ran two ads on the same page! One is for shortening and the other for flour. I looked at a few past blogs and did not find this particular store. Perhaps the sleuths will locate.
This wonderful old post card is on ebay for sale. Judsonia AR needs to buy this card and hang it in City Hall. It shows Judsonia AR before the demon tornado that attacked the city in 1952. I love the little kids in the picture, the men standing (one in awkward position) and visiting and the old automobile parked in front. It makes me wonder if the location was the same as this current picture of a store in Judsonia. Probably not but the before and after pictures (7 comments)
Here are two more ads from the Women's Missionary Society Cook Book that we think may date back to the 20's in Searcy Arkansas. Read about the handmade clothes. What's a bushelman? What is Glover continuous flow? At least we have the location of one of the businesses. 600 South Spring Street, Searcy AR. I tried to find what is at 600 S Spring now and was unsuccessful. Don can do it! Just for Ms Debbie, I left a recipe on the page. That is the entire recipe, not just a part of it. Sounds pretty easy. (9 comments)
real estate: The Star car. Was this a brand? Just a dealership? Star Cars Moye-Davis Motor Co. Searcy AR - 10/08/12 02:36 PM
This full page ad came from an old cook book that is so worn I can find no date. Women's Missionary Society Cook Book is at the tops of pages. Moye-Davis Motor Company was at Searcy AR with Phone 296. I love the way the description reads, "ability to climb hills in high gear that most cars crawl up in second......enables it to pull through mud and sand that stall most cars." But to tell the truth, I've never heard of a Star Car.
This book may even predate some of the Sleuths! (28 comments)
real estate: Truman Baker Chevrolet Co Searcy AR old post card. Phone # 650. - 10/06/12 11:20 AM
It does not seem to have been so long ago that we viewed this site each time we drove on E Race Street in Searcy AR. But it is gone now. Now it is the site of a big Walgreen's Drug Store. Those of you who grew up in Searcy will have lots of memories of this old Armory building. I think that is what you called it. You'll need to verify. This card is for sale right now on ebay. If you want to add it to your inventory, go check it out.
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