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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...

Ashley County Nursing Center

In the southern corner of the state, bordering Mississippi and Louisiana, tiny community quietly sits, still surviving after years of struggle. Wilmot is one of the oldest settlements in eastern...

Sunset Drive-In and Roller Rink

First kisses, buzzing mosquito coils, and sneaking into movies in cars… these are several of countless memories of the Sunset Drive In theater and the Sunset Roller Rink in Hamburg, Arkansas, a...

Degges Murder House

On the morning of September 24, 1964, Mrs. Maudene Degges, 25 years of age, and the mother of three children, was abducted from her home. The next day her body was found about three and one-half...

Booneville Community Hospital

One important historical landmark which some may have forgotten is Booneville’s former Community Hospital building which was constructed in the years 1961 and 1962 and built at the cost of...

Booger Hollow

Situated in Pope County, Arkansas, Booger Hollow was once a popular tourist attraction along the Scenic 7 Byway. Though it is a “ghost attraction” today closed and abandoned, it’s...

Peter Rock AME Church

Twenty miles south of Forest City, sometime in the late 1800’s, a small community was formed around Peter Rock Church. This community eventually grew into what is now Marianna, AR, and while...

Retirement Center of Morrilton

The River Chase Nursing Home of Conway County originally opened in 1963 and quickly developed a strong reputation for being both a good and caring facility. The institution operated within the...

Dogpatch USA

In 1966, Albert Raney, Sr. decided to sell his family's Ozark trout farm and listed it with O.J. Snow, a Harrison real estate agent. Snow examined the property and decided that the Raney farm was...

Oak Grove High School

Oak Grove High School was a public secondary school located in North Little Rock, Arkansas and served grades 9 through 12. Oak Grove High School was administered by the Pulaski County Special School...

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