searcy history: Another one gone. 207 N Oak, once home to Paws Inn and many cats. - 08/28/19 01:46 PM

Another one bites the dust
This 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, was the attention the previous owner had paid to making it comfortable for her pet cats.  Several years ago I talked to the builder that she had hired to do special features for the animals.  She loved animals so much that she let the an animal society operate a thrift … (4 comments)

searcy history: Anyone know anything about the John Headlee family? Genealogy research? - 01/09/18 05:24 PM
I have been asked if I might help find someone who might have a picture of some of the Headlee family.  I have recently, several times, come across family photos that have been discarded because no one cares about them.  It is sad, sad, sad, to discover this.  Check and see if you, being an old-time Searcy person, might have any old pictures of this family.  Here is what he wrote and what he is seeking.    I need some advice and possibly a referral to a Searcy person that might be able/willing to do some genealogy research for me.   My great grandfather, … (5 comments)

searcy history: Galloway College. Searcy AR. For 44 years a great girl's school - 04/26/15 10:04 AM
We see lots of pictures of the old Galloway College building in Searcy AR.  It was one impressive building as you can see below.  Galloway was reported to be the finest cultural opportunity college for girls in the country.  The depression in the 30's contributed to its being forced to close in 1933.  It was open from 1889 until 1933. 
I was delighted to receive a gift this week of a Galloway College yearbook.  It is called the Gallowegian and it was given to me by a person who reads my blogs and enjoys some of the historical photos that we … (0 comments)

searcy history: Searcy Sleuths! Challenge.....who is this and where was he? Dick Hart. Searcy AR a long time ago. - 11/21/13 09:33 PM
A Super Sleuth from Searcy AR dialed my phone yesterday!
HA!  Dialed?  We have forgotten what the word means. 
Buy, anyway, my phone rang and she demanded my response as to why we have had no blogs lately about her dear old town of Searcy.  I told it like it was.  I have been SO busy selling real estate and my sources of old photos has dried up and I thought that facebook has taken over the need for blogs.
She disagreed and so I found another picture to put up.  Before telling who this is, I think the Sleuths need … (21 comments)

searcy history: Another house gone, Searcy AR. West Arch & N Sowell corner. - 07/30/13 11:10 AM
While driving to work today, I came to a screeching halt again!  Those people behind me need to quit following so close and they don't need to glare at me as I pull over!
But there at the corner of West Arch and North Sowell were the monster machines busy gobbling up this house.
This is the way it looked not too long ago.  I snapped a picture knowing it couldn't be much longer in this life.
But I am sure it was once a lovely house and comfortable for many families.
In fact, our blog queen supreme Anita Hart Fuller … (7 comments)

searcy history: What it wuz....wuz football in Searcy AR 1956. Creative ads in the program. - 06/14/12 12:46 AM
Someone gave my husband an old 1956 football program that had lots of football players and their pictures in the advertisements.  Here are two of the ads.  They seem more creative than most.  I like the way Headlee Drug Store says that if you are looking for "him" or for "her" you'll find anyone there because it was the hangout.
I also like the "Ole Po-Dunk and his gang" ad saying that you could always come in and the boys would have something to say. 
Wonder who was in charge of this football program?  And are the present ones this … (4 comments)

searcy history: In memory of Paula Windsor Peacock Thompson, Searcy AR historian. - 01/05/12 12:44 AM
I met her through this blog....She and her husband Don Thompson contributed photos, comments, and information for the blog that has become largely a pictorial of old Searcy Arkansas.  She passed away January 4, 2012 and this is a tribute to her and the many contributions she made to further the history of Searcy.
Let's begin with a picture of Paula Windsor posing after winning a camera from Family Shoe Store.  She is the tall girl on the right.  She used the camera to document some of old Searcy.

Paula was a Girl Scout and she used the camera in … (22 comments)

searcy history: Searcy High School group of stars from school play. Back in the 50's tonight. - 02/11/11 06:03 AM
This old newspaper article was found in a pile of saved things.  It dates back to the 50's and includes a few people who have remained in Searcy.  Because the writing underneath is hard to read, let me tell you who they were.
They were members of the Senior Class.  Front row, left to right, Ann Ward, Bill Green, Bobby Maddox and Margaret Smith.  Center row, Jack Young, Susan Jones, John Pruitt.  Back row, Sue Dean, Betty Lynn Sowell, Glenn Elliott, Glenda Love, Larry haile, Linda Chambliss, Lou Ann Morgan, Gayle Triplett, and Mira Van Patten.
Bet the play was a … (18 comments)

searcy history: What a difference a tree makes! And sometimes it's the removal of one that makes the difference. - 11/28/10 01:33 PM
The American Legion Hut on Race Street in Searcy AR was built in 1934.  Native stone was used.  From the front it looks like a little tiny building but evidently it stretches back a long way.
I wrote a blog about it a few weeks ago.  I had a picture and gave a little about its history.
I said in my blog that the tree in front needed to be removed for a better view of the old structure.

I drove by today and guess what?  The tree has been removed.  Now we can see the old building so much … (12 comments)

searcy history: Twin tins? Bet you never noticed and neither did I.....South Oak St., Searcy Arkansas - 09/29/10 01:03 PM
I have driven by these two places almost every day for too many years to count.  Wilson's Feed Store operates successfully every year and sells seeds and plants.  It's a tin building.  How many tin buildings do you see today?

Last week I noticed another tin building across the street (Pleasure St) from this one.  It is also tin and not used very much anymore.  Look at the two.  They look like twins!  They also probably date back to railroad days and were on separate sides of the tracks.

That is the Google image.  Now here's the Google image of Wilson's … (6 comments)

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