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Happy Feed Store

Happy Feed Store

The Beginning The Happy Feed Store, date unknown. Photo credit: Barth Grayson The Happy Feed Store had no truly known origin. Those details are a bit foggy. However, Sanborn Maps all the way back to...

Eaker Air Force Base

Eaker Air Force Base

“A B52 with a full nuclear payload, is the seventh most powerful country in the world.” This Abandoned Air Force base is located three miles Northwest of Blytheville, Arkansas. Of the...

The Indian Mall

The Indian Mall

Built in 1968, the Indian Mall in Jonesboro was the only mall serving the Northeast corner of Arkansas. The mall housed early versions of Dillard’s, Gamestop, a TG&Y store, Sears, and a...

Planters National Bank

Planters National Bank

The Planters National Bank was built in 1920 by a gentleman by the name of William Lane. He was also the president of the bank. Though while the Bank was built in 1920, the charter has existed since...

Burton Mercantile And Gin Company

Burton Mercantile And Gin Company

“An invention that changed the world.” Abstracting from the normal format of blogs here on Abandoned Arkansas, this blog about a cotton gin in Tupelo will be in a first person point of...

Hallie's Rest Stop & Zoo

Hallie’s Rest Stop & Zoo

Hallie’s Rest Stop & Zoo Hallie Charles Ormond first opened the rest stop & zoo in on labor day, 1973 with hopes to attract people from all over Arkansas and create a roadside stop for...

Garrett Memorial Presbyterian Church

Garrett Memorial Presbyterian Church

Located in Snowball Arkansas, this old church was also used as a small community building when services weren’t held on Sundays.  Today the church sits empty and abandoned. As of 2014, the town...

Newton County Jail

Newton County Jail

In 1901 citizens of Newton County donated $1,500 so that a new courthouse and jail could be built in Jasper. Set to be completed no later than June 25, 1902, and was completed made of local stone...

Gypsy Camp

Gypsy Camp

According to Maggie Smith (author of Hico, a Heritage), the story of Gypsy Camp begins with a fishing trip. Around 1921, two brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma took a fishing trip on the Illinois River...

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