1908 Kensett AR building with businesses. Lots of people on the porch.

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Kensett ar stores 1908

Another ebay goodie!

This card is for sale on ebay now and should be bought by the Kensett history keeper.  Kensett was once a thriving town with the railroad running right through the middle of it.  The railroad going through Kensett AR is still very active but the town has not grown.  Kensett was also the home of Wilbur Mills.

This great old card on ebay was taken around 1908 and shows a CC Pearson Grocerie, a restaurant and other businesses.  The building looks like new lumber in the picture and could be newly constructed. There even seems to be some construction still taking place on the left side. Take a good look and if you know someone from Kensett, suggest they visit ebay and purchase it.

Take a look in higher resolution here.  ebay picture

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Mary Dunn
Guess your regulars don't know much about Kensett. It is a delightful post card, however. Either there was something very interesting going on across the street or lots of folks wanted to have their pictures taken.
Feb 04, 2014 10:38 PM #1
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Mary, I know very little about Kensett. I have a cousin who lives there right now.

Barbara has done several blogs about the town. Here are some.

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Feb 05, 2014 08:56 AM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Mary, I loved the post card too. I think the people wanted to be in the picture.  Photography would have been fascinating back then.

Don, Thanks for putting up those old blogs about Kensett.  The old building was so interesting.  Wonder what happened to it?  Fire, probably, took it.  Ask your cousin about it.

Feb 05, 2014 09:24 AM #3
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Barbara, I doubt my cousin knows much Kensett history. They moved there in 2000.

They have several acres and he works with heavy equipment. He dug a hugh fish pond and here's my granddaughter catching a fish in 2002 during a visit from California. Also my daughter holding the line.

 

Feb 06, 2014 01:46 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Nice picture, Don.  With lovely relatives like you have in California, I'm surprised that you don't run away to that sunny country.

Feb 06, 2014 05:20 AM #5
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