Old Searcy Arkansas (Searcy, AR)
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
 Chubbys Sandwich ShopWho remembers this?  Chubbys Sandwich Shop, with address of 2801 E Race, Searcy AR.   This advertisement was in the 1978 Harding College yearbook and I don't remember it.I checked to see what is located there today.  The location is at the entrance to Cloverdale Subdivision and now has First Community Bank on the corner.It looks interesting so do any of you Searcy Sleuths remember it or anything about it? P. S.  Are you aware of the huge controversy going on right now regarding the sign on S Main welcoming folks to Obecity USA?  The name Chubbys  might not be a good one for the present time! 
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
1954 Basketball Tournament Fun Contest!I have been given several tournament programs from the 1950's in White County AR by Pat Holloway, a friend from way back.  They were of girl's tournaments that were very popular before some no-fun characters cut out all girl's sports! (Don't get me started on that!) We had no girl's basketball until Title IX changed that.Glancing through them, I saw this unusual page and thought how much fun this would have been.  I can't offer a prize but I will say that Miss Mystery still lives in Searcy and is actually giving me permission to share this.  Someone had written the name of the winner so I covered it with the yellow paper! Searcy Sleuths, let's see if you remember who Miss Mystery was! 
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Early Porter Rodgers Hospital was on Woodruff Street.Here's a good picture of the old historic hospital that was named Porter Rodgers Hospital.  You can see the sign nicely.  It was on Woodruff Street in Searcy AR.  It appears to have been raining when the picture was taken.  History seems to say that the hospital started out as Wakenight Sanitarium and was built in 1920.  Dr. Rodgers bought it in 1943 and renamed it.  In 1947 a big addition was made to the hospital and brought rooms up to 50 or more.  This picture seems to show where a driveway had been and probably led to a house that was torn down for the addition.  It also shows what looks like a fine older home that had the addition attached.This picture was shared with me by Sherry Quattlebaum Person, whose father collected lots o...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Shriner's Parade in 1940'sThis is a great old picture from the 40's and loaned to me by Sherry Quattlebaum Person, whose father saved lots of historic documents.  If it were larger the detail would show much better.  You could read J. D. Phillips & Son on the store in the background.  Beside it is the Silver Dining Car.  Then we have the American Legion Hut which has been in the news lately because it is being revived with a new roof and other repairs.  The Legion Hut was built in 1939 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.  The Historical Society is taking charge and getting some things done to it.  It is the only one of the three buildings that remains and is an important part of Searcy's history.Then the old vehicles are interesting and the brick streets show...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Check all these names and see if you find a relative.  In this May 27, 1979 Searcy Citizen article and photograph names are printed and you might find a close relative.  They were to hold a class reunion.  I think they are a pretty handsome looking group.  Check them out.
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
  Here's a picture of the original Smith-Vaughan store in Searcy AR.  I love the picture of the lady hurrying across the street with her package. This location was at the corner of Spruce and Arch where Sowell's Furniture is now located.  It still has the corner door entry which was evidently popular way-back-then.  The question for Searcy Sleuths is whether the phone for this store was truly 1, the number one.  That is what is on the ad and what motivated me to write this blog.
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
It could be considered inappropriate of me to have just a week ago put up a picture of the popular Dr. Porter Rodgers and his prized bull. Here it is.  Click to pull it up.  Someone commented that he was the one who murdered his wife. Just a few days after that blog came out this new book was brought to my attention.It is a long, highly researched book about the murder.  It is written by Mike S Allen and Deana Hamby Nall.  It will definitely be a best-seller in Searcy AR.  The crime was such that people remember what they were doing when they heard the awful news.  I was teaching school and the teacher across the hall from me came over and told about it.  We were both frozen with fear and sadness.  I definitely remember it.I have ordered the book and it should be here in a few days.  I ...
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