Way back in the 60's Searcy AR had no playground equipment for parents to take kids to play on.
They could drive a distance and visit a swimming hole called, if I remember right, The Bluff Hole, in Letona AR. And there were probably some fishing holes where the kids could sit on the bank and throw a fishing pole in. When my kids visited the city to see grandparents, the grandparents worked hard to try to find entertainment for the children. At times the kids were somewhat critical of the size of the fish.
One of their favorite places to visit was Heard's Sausage. They could see the biggest hogs in the world right there in the holding yards. Of course, the hogs would soon be sausage but that was no concern for the kids. They just loved seeing the hogs rooting around and grunting. This picture reminded me of those days. It was in a a 1954 Searcy High School yearbook. Too bad they don't show a pig.