Beebe AR close-up pictures of long ago. James Whitlow enlarged pictures.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

We put Beebe Arkansas on this blog a few days ago and this particular photo was placed on the blog.

Beebe AR old photo

Our blog friend James Whitlow has the same card and he enlarged some areas.  See them below.

Beebe AR closeup

Beebe AR closeup

Beebe South Side of Street

And he included a look at the street more like now, modern Beebe Arkansas!

Modern Beebe AR

Here are other Beebe AR blogs if you are interested.

beebe: 1965 revisited at the Duncan's Used Car Lot on East Race Street, Searcy Arkansas. - 03/03/12 06:56 AM
Just a blog or two ago I talked about little old office buildings that served as offices for car lots.  I put this one up as an example of how they are just about gone and are showing lots of wear and tear.  This one is in Beebe Arkansas.

Imagine my surprise when I was browsing through a 1965 Searcy High yearbook and saw this picture in the advertisements.

I hollered to Hubby (who was part of the Duncan crew) and said, "Well, look at this old picture of the car lot with the College Church of Christ in the background!"  … (12 comments)

beebe: Bald Knob, Beebe and Kensett AR movie theaters of long ago. Movies on Saturday 15 cents. - 08/02/11 10:45 PM
Searcy has an old movie theater that has lots of fame and gets lots of publicity.  How about the other small towns?  I think each had a movie theater and each theater was loved by the kids, especially on Saturday afternoon when they had a cowboy movie and a serial before the movie.  I always wondered HOW that girl could be saved from that conveyor belt headed for the saws with her strapped on the belt and screaming her head off.
Here's Bald Knob.

Here's Beebe. Beebe just had a fire in this old structure so changes are in store.
(21 comments)

beebe: Letters, letters, I get letters.....and I like getting the letters. - 06/28/10 09:19 PM
 
One thing about a blog is that it stays out there in internet land for a long long time.  We may forget it but someone else is finding it and finding it interesting.  Such is the case with my Beebe Arkansas depot blog.  I just received this inquiry.
Dear Barbara,
I just recently purchased an old desk from the flea market that now occupies the Beebe Depot.  They told me this desk came with the depot. They had no idea how long it had been there but I did do some research on the company that made it and they had … (14 comments)

beebe: A very interesting SOLD picture on our MLS from old Beebe Arkansas - 12/09/08 12:26 PM

We do a lot of griping about photos of our MLS listings and solds.  Today I sat up straight when I saw this one particular photo come through as sold for $84,000.  There is no identification as to what old department store it may have been but the picture is loud and clear.  I loved the stark clarity of it.

Doing a little investigating, I found this old photo of downtown Beebe Arkansas, a growing city that is about 20 miles from my town of Searcy.  Once while in Beebe not too far back, I went into what I … (50 comments)

beebe: Sold house in Beebe Arkansas to a wonderful family. - 02/28/08 01:42 PM
 
This house has found an owner.  A young family who liked the idea of commuting to Little Rock from Beebe has moved in.  They were a delight to work with and loved the house from their first viewing.  Best wishes in your new home, Mike and Shela! 
This house is convenient to Little Rock Air Force Base, Cabot, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Conway, Searcy or where ever you may wish to commute.  Beebe is a growing city.  I can remember when it was ruled by a few old city fathers and they cared nothing about being progressive.
Things have changed.  Beebe is now … (1 comments)

Comments (13)

Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I bet Anita gets out her magnifying glass to study the blow ups. I see two ploughs sitting on the street. The wagon is angled like a wheel may be broken. The wheel is probably in the gutter. The two men are looking through the wagon opening toward a woman walking up the sidewalk. The horses are munching on a pile of hay on the dirt street. Lots of good detail to look at. I did not find a Parlor St. on today's Beebe map.

Feb 05, 2013 04:39 AM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Barbara, old photographs tell a story of the past. Nice job, and depiction of Beebe AR. Thanks for your post today,

Feb 05, 2013 04:41 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, are you sure that is a woman walking down the street?  And that the men are looking at her?  I agree with everything else you see but Anita and I may have to analyze your thinking on that one.  LOL

Pamela, I love the old pictures.

Feb 05, 2013 04:44 AM
Anonymous
Ludean Kidd

I think the wagon is parked angled with two wheels in a sorta ditch. I think they unharnessed the horses to let them rest until everyone gets their shopping done. When they all get back to the wagon, they will harness the horses again and off they will go.

Feb 05, 2013 05:38 AM
#4
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I rest my case.

Looking at Woman

 

 

Feb 05, 2013 08:05 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, I blew that picture up even bigger.  That is a man with suspenders and a hat with rolled up sleeves.  That dark thing is either a shadow or a thing on a post.  But I love those zinger lines to what you think is a woman.  Methinks you have been single too long!  Anita!!!  Help!!

Feb 05, 2013 08:53 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Ludean, that makes sense.  There is definitely food on the ground for the horses to eat.

Feb 05, 2013 08:55 AM
Anonymous
Harold Gene Sullivan

Isn't the 3rd picture a blow-up of part of the 1st picture?  It shows more detail and is a better image.

Feb 05, 2013 01:46 PM
#8
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Harold Gene, it shows the detail well, doesn't it.  What do you think of the man that Don is seeing as a woman?

Feb 05, 2013 08:43 PM
Anonymous
Anita Fuller

Just got in from Conway and L.R. ALL DAY.

I agree:  that is NOT a woman the men are looking at.  No respectible woman in that day and age would be wearing a man's hat.

Feb 07, 2013 07:46 AM
#10
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Thank you, Anita!  I won this one, didn't I?

Feb 07, 2013 08:11 AM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

How about riding hats? Women wore hats that resembled men's hats for riding horses.

Riding Hat

However, I wlll concede to the ladies on this one. 

Feb 07, 2013 10:20 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Ok, Don, you are a half-way winner.  And Anita and I gracefully accept your concession.  This riding woman looks like royalty, however, whereas our little Arkansas towns had no royalty.

Feb 08, 2013 12:34 AM