Fayetteville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Peter Lowe was born in Scotland circa 1550.  Around 1565 he left to study medicine completing his studies in Paris, France and by 1589 was a surgeon to the Spanish Regiment in the service of Phillip II of Spain at the siege of Paris.  In the early 1590’s he travelled to England with Alexander Dickson.While there he surveyed several harbors, sending details back to James VI in Scotland.  On his return to France he was appointed surgeon to Henry IV of France.  He settled in Glasgow around 1598 where he set up his medical practice in the west of the country.  He petitioned the King and was granted a Charter which enabled the foundation of a medical incorporation for physicians and surgeons.  The college later expanded to include dentists, making it the only institution in the British Isles...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Herbert A. Littleton was born in Mena, Arkansas back in 1930 to Paul and Maude.  The family moved to Blackhawk, South Dakota where he attended school at Spearfish, South Dakota and the East Port Orchard, Washington. He attended high school at Sturgis, South Dakota.  After graduation, he worked as an electrical appliance serviceman in Rapid City, South Dakota.He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1948, for a one-year term taking recruit training in San Diego, California.  He was assigned as a Telephoneman and Message Center Man with the Signal Battalion at Camp Pendleton.  He was discharged in 1949, however he re-enlisted in the same year.  In 1950, he moved to Nampa, Idaho working as a lineman for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph.  When the Korean War started in 1950 he was ca...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Gustaf de Laval was born in Orsa, Sweden back in 1845.  He enrolled at the Institute of Technology in Stockholm receiving a degree in mechanical engineering in 1866.  He continued his education at Uppsala University in 1867, receiving his doctorate in 1872.  In 1886, he was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.In 1882, he introduced his concept of an impulse steam turbine.  In 187, he built a small steam turbine to demonstrate that such devices could be constructed.  In 1890, he developed a nozzle to increase the steam jet to supersonic speed.  The nozzle, now known as a de Laval nozzle can run at up to 30,000 rpm. He also made important contributions to the dairy industry, including the first centrifugal milk-cream separator and early milking machines, he patented it in 18...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Vernon George Waldegrave Kell was born in Great Yarmouth, England back in 1873 to Waldegrave and Georgiana.  He graduated from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, commissioned into the South Staffordshire Regiment in 1894.  He was promoted to lieutenant in 1896.  He fought in the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.  He could speak German, Italian, French and Polish.  Stationed in Tientsin on the intelligence staff, he was also the foreign correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, being promoted to captain in 1901.  In 1909, he was selected by the War Office and the Admiralty to head the newly formed Secret Service Bureau.  Working during WWI he was dealing with the Indian seditionist movement in Europe.What you may not know about Sir Vernon George Waldegrave Kell is that he was the founder and firs...
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
     This room with a view is actually our property with a view in Fayeteville, Arkansas.  It is for sale!     It is a three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,508 square foot half-plex situated in a very quiet neighborhood with 15+ acres behind it providing a nice open space to enjoy.  I love sitting out on the back deck grilling burgers and bird watching.  This friend dropped by to say hi to me just a few days ago.     The house features new vinyl floors, new paint, a 2018 roof and an updated hvac system.  It is ready to MOVE IN!            For those of you with little ones, there is a great park to enjoy just a few minutes walk away.  May I introduce you to Sterling, the master of the playground!I am going to miss this place. 6170 West Milliken Bend Rd., Fayeteville, ArkansasListed for $169,50...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
James Jannard was born in Los Angeles, California back in 1949, however he was raised in Alhambra, California.  After graduating from Alhambra High School, he attended the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.  He dropped out of school to tour the southwestern United States on a motorcycle.In 1975, he started a one-man business out of the back of his car at motocross events.  At first it was motorcycle parts, then he began developing his own products.  The first was custom handlebar grips.  By 1991, his company employed 200 people.  In 1995, the company went public.  He sold the company in 2007 for 2.1 billion. Now, for the all-important question, but first a few hints.  While he was selling motorcycle parts out of his vehicle he also started selling motorcycle goggles, ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Silvestre Santana Herrera was born in Camargo, Chihuahua back in 1917.  His parents died in an influenza epidemic when he was one.  His uncle brought him to the United States when he was 18 months old.  Growing up in El Paso, Texas he worked as a farm hand before moving to Phoenix, Arizona. At the outbreak of WWII, he was drafted into the Texas National Guard.  After boot camp, he was assigned to the 142d Infantry, landing in Italy in 1944.  In March of 1945, his unit was engaged in combat in a forest near Bas-Rhin 5 miles northwest of Haguenau.  While his unit was pinned down he charged the enemy forces single-handedly firing his M1 rifle from his hip and ending the threat with a pair of grenades.  Eight enemy soldiers threw down their weapons and surrendered.  Later that same day his ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
James Caleb Jackson was born in Manlius, New York to James and Mary Ann.  He attended Chittenango Polytechnic Institute working as a farmer until 1838.  He lectured for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society where he became the society’ secretary in 1840.  Having bad health all of his life he tried taking a water cure in Cuba, New York.From that time forward he was an advocate for hydropathy. He trained to be a physician opening a hydropathic institute in Cortland County, New York in 1847.  Along with water cures he believed that diet was fundamental in improving health.  It must have worked for he died in 1895, he was 84.What you may not know about James is that he was a strict vegetarian, promoting a vegetarian diet with emphasis on fruits, vegetable and unprocessed grain.  To that en...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Daniel Ken was born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii to Hyotaro ad Dame back in 1924.  He graduated from President William McKinley High School.  During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor he served as a medical volunteer.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1943, being promoted to sergeant within his first year of service.He served in Italy before being transferred to the Vosges Mountains region of France.  He was there during the battle to relieve the Lost Battalion.  For his actions, he received a battlefield commission to a second lieutenant, that made him the youngest officer in his regiment. during a battle near Liguria, Italy he lost his right arm.  By the end of the war he had been promoted to captain before being honorably discharged.  He was given the Medal of Honor. What you may not ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Margaret Brown/Margaret Haskins/ Margaret Young was born in Ireland back in1828.  It is not known when she came to the United States.  She became a prominent shoplifter and pickpocket specializing in handbags.  She was arrested in Chicago, Illinois where she was sentenced to three-year imprisonment at Joliet Prison.She was released from prison in 1878, she resumed her career in St. Louis, Philadelphia and New York before being arrested again in Boston in 1883.  Found guilty, she served a six-month sentence at the Boston House of Corrections. She returned to New York where she was again arrested in Brooklyn for stealing a pocketbook in 1884.  After her release three-months later while leaving the prison she was arrested where she was transported again to Boston for stealing a purse.  Aft...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Frank Kinney Holbrook was born in Tipton, Iowa beck in 1874.  While I don’t have any information about his parents, or upbringing of course I can always tell you the rest of the story so let’s get to it.  He attended the University of Iowa participating in the varsity athletic squad.  Playing football lettering in both football and track in 1895-96.When he returned for the 1896 season it was clear he was Iowa’s best ball carrier.  They started with season with a 32-0 win over Drake.  They played several games and one all but one.  He finished his senior year with twelve touchdowns.  After leaving Iowa he settled in California working as a blacksmith.  He died of a heart attack in 1916, he was 39.What you may not know about Frank is that.  He was the first African-American intercollegiat...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
William Henry Hastie, Jr. was born in Knoxville, Tennessee back in 1904 to William Sr., and Roberta.  After graduating from high school, he attended Amherst College in Massachusetts, graduating first in class.  In 1930, he received his Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School, followed by a Doctor of Juridical Science in 1933.From 1933-1937 he served as assistant solicitor for the United States Department of the Interior.  In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him to the District Court of the Virgin Islands.  He resigned in 1939, taking the position of Dean of the Howard University School of Law.  In 1949, he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He died on April 14, 1976 while playing golf.What you may not know about William Jr., is th...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Laurens Hammond was born in Evanston, Illinois back in 1895 to William and Louise.  When he was three his father committed suicide.  So, his mother moved to France and then to Germany for the next 11 years.  When they returned to the States in 1909 he was fluent in both languages.  In 1912, he received his first patent for a barometer that sold for one dollar.He attended Cornell University majoring in mechanical engineering.  He graduated in 1916 with honors. During WWI, he served in the 16th, Regiment Engineers for the American Expeditionary Force, rising to the rank of captain.He died in Cornwall, Connecticut in 1973, he was 78.What you may not know about Laurens is that he invented the Hammond Organ and the Hammond Clock, the world’s first polyphonic musical synthesizer called the No...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Sarah Maria Beach was born in Birmingham, England back in 1770 to Richard and Mary. She married Samuel in 1795. Frankly I can’t find out anything about here before that, but apparently, she was highly educated for a woman of her time.  More on that in a moment.Samuel died in 1837, when she was 67.  She married Richard who was 28 year her junior, it didn’t take Richard too long to go there his wife’s money, so her divorced him and bought a home in the Richmond Hill area of Clifton.  She died in 1852, she as 82.What you may not know about Sarah Beach Guppy is that she was an English engineer and the first woman to patent a bridge in 1811.  Over her career she went on to obtain 10 patents.  Including a method of keeping ships free of barnacles, a device which kept tar of coffee and also co...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Fernando Luis Garcia Ledesma was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico receiving his primary and secondary education there before moving to San Juan. He was working for the Teas Company as a file clerk. In 1951, he joined the United States Marines Corps receiving he basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th marines, 1st marine Division. On September 5, 1952, his unit was under attack by Chinese forces at “Outpost Bruce”. He was getting hand grenades for his platoon sergeant when an enemy grenade landed near them. He covered the grenade with his body sacrificing himself to save the life of his fellow Marine.What you may not know about Fernando is that he was/is the only Puerto Rican Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Your day is worthwh...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Nathaniel Foote was born in Colchester, England back in 1592. He immigrated to the United States where he worked as a surveyor. He was part of the settlement party that founded Wethersfield, Connecticut. His wife’s name was Elizabeth. He died in 1644, he was 52. Nothing memorable about Mr. Foote, however for those of you who follow me you know it’s not going to be that easy.So here is the rest of the story. While you may not know Nathaniel you surely have heard of some of his descendants, if you haven’t you have got to go and see a doctor. Here is a few of them.Warren Buffett, Amelia Earhart, Rutherford B. Hayes, Hugh Hefner, Sarah Jessica Parker and Harriet Beecher Stowe.Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Mary Katherine Horony-Cummings was born in Erekujvar, Austrian Empire back in 1849 to Mihaly and Katharina. In 1869, the family arrived in the United States, settling in Davenport, Iowa. Both parents died just three years after arriving in Davenport. She was first sent to live with her husband’s brother-in-law and then left in the care of attorney Otto Smith.She ran away when she was 16 travelling as a stow away arriving in St. Louis Missouri where she entered the Ursuline Convent but she didn’t stay long before leaving. The next time there is any record of her she was working as a prostitute in Dodge City, Kansas. In 1876, she moved to Fort Griffin, Texas. Her travels continued to Valdosta, Georgia Trinidad, Colorado and Las Vegas, New Mexico. In 1887, she traveled to Redstone, Colorad...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Travis Fimmel was born in Echuca, Victoria, Australia back in 1979 to Chris and Jennie. He moved to Melbourne in his late teen to play for the St Kilda Football Club. However, he broke his leg prior to the beginning of the season. He attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology to study commercial architecture and engineering.While working out at a gym he was spotted by a talent scout for Chadwick Models. He flew to the United States walking into LA Models in 2002 broke and barefoot. He was hired on the spot becoming the first male in the world to secure a six-figure deal to model exclusively for Calvin Klein for a year. That same year he was named one of the world’s sexiest bachelor by People Magazine. As I said in my previous post as they say the rest is history. Finding actin...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Federico Faggin was born in Vicenza, Italy back in 1941. He graduated for the I.T.I.S. in Vicenza when he was 19. He graduated from the University of Padua, Italy with a degree in physics, summa cum laude. After graduation, he taught the electronics laboratory course for the 3rd, year physics student form 1965-1966.In 1968, he joined Fairchild Semiconductor in Palo Alto where he was the project leader of the MOS silicon-gate technology unit. He left in 1974 where he founded Zilog where he was the R&D department manager. In 1986, he co-founded Synaptics where he was the CEO until 1999 when he became Chairman until 2009. What you may not know about Federico is that he designed the first commercial microprocessor the Intel 4004. The also created the first MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) se...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John Ericsson was born in Langbanshyttan, Varmland, Sweden back in 1803. He joined the Swedish Royal Navy having the title of “cadets of mechanics”, working on the Gota Canal. When he was 17 he joined the Swedish Army in Jamtland as a second lieutenant. He resigned in 1826 moving to England.The only formal education was at basic officer’s education and training during his time in the Swedish Army. In 1839, he moved to New York City, New York. Working on an invention he was hired by the United States Navy. In 1854, he presented his invention to Napoleon III of France, Napoleon was impressed but did not purchase it from him.It wasn’t until 1861 that his invention was put to use and as they say the rest is history. What you may not know about John is that he invented and designed the first...
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