Explore Searcy, AR

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Remember Double Knit?  Back in the late 60's and early 70's there was a fabric called doublt knit and it was wonderfully comfortable and easy to sew.  The style at the same time was mini-skirts.  So shame on me for holding onto clothes that were very special to me at the time.  I loved them too m...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Found.  Broken tombstone.My friend was working on a fixer-upper when he dug into an old storage pit.  He found this old tombstone and wonders if anyone knows the family or how the stone got into this spot.  It is definitely old.  The top part says, "Mishey A wife of R F Edwards."The bottom part s...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Leaders of Searcy Art GalleryA treasure?  Yes, Searcy Art Gallery is not just an art gallery that displays art.  It is really a historic treasure.  It is called The Black House, named for the Black family who built and lived there for so long.  Yesterday, June 29, 2019, the house was dressed up f...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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A scene from the past.This is a slightly tilted picture that I was allowed by Searcy Art Gallery to scan for this blog.  I don't think it was a postcard or it would not be so tilted.  But it is a great scene from the past.  Old cars, Coke signs.  Was it Headlee Drug Store or Headlee's Drug Store?...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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E. D. Wakenight Supply Co.This is a new one.  I had never seen this picture before.  I was visiting the beautiful Searcy Art Gallery and noticed lots of old postcard copies on an antique table.  While thumbing through them, I found this one and got permission to scan it for this blog.  There are ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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For sale by owner signThis sign has been a source of interest and humor.  At first this was just a big sign attached to a tree and folks wondered what it was going to say.Then the sign as you see above appeared.  It is unusual, for sure, and we are all eager to assist our service members.  As a R...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Truman Baker SignAt first, all you see in this sign is a car license plate saying Truman Baker.  It is pretty historic because Truman Baker has been gone a long time and so has the Truman Baker car dealership in Searcy AR.  Their best location, in case you are new to Searcy, was where Walgreen's ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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A Surprise GiftAn unexpected package arrived at my office today.  The address was from a friend that I met through this activerain blog and developed into his listing a property with me and getting it successfully sold.  He actually carved this lion clock himself!  He grew up in Searcy AR and lov...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Mesmerized!I don't remember ever using that word before.  But it came to me as I watched out the window for approximately two hours as four guys trimmed and topped trees in our front yard.  I was unable to get away from the window as the bucket was moved all around the tree with controlled chain-...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Johnny Cash's childhood homeWe traveled for miles and miles.  Not a lot of traffic but lots and lots of farmland on either side of the road.  Neither of us had been in this part of the country before.  We were leaving Searcy AR and going to Dyess AR to visit the restored home of the Cash family. ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Happy Team of Youngsters.A friend just sent this picture  to see if perhaps I knew who the folks were.  It reminds me of the old training we had for writing reports.  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  All of these were important.  So who were these delightful boys who had probably just finished a game ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Here's a blog that I wrote in 2010 that has had a lot of views.  40,283 views as of a few minutes ago.  Someone just commented on it and I went back to check it out.  I did have to smile again when I visited it.  It really is fun!  Here is the old blog.  Try it.  I am sure it is nothing compared ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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On ebay right now is this great post card showing Searcy AR Public School.  The card is dated 1908 and that means it is VERY old.  I started thinking (actually assuming) it might be Searcy HIGH School but it says Public School Searcy ARK. Possibly it was the entire school for Searcy at that time?...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 Duncans Car LotA few years back, this is the way 702 East Race Street appeared.  It was the home of Duncans Used Cars and also the Chrysler Plymouth dealership.  The small sign in the background says Duncans Used Cars and my husband says that it also said, "What ole Po Dunc says it is, it is!" A...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Searcy Junior High Student Council1972 and 1973 picture from yearbookThis great picture tells a lot.  Look at the boys and girls and their dress.  Kids have always been fashion conscious and at this time mini-skirts were the rage for girls.  And look how short the skirts were.....and skirts were ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Searcy ARAmerican Legion HutYou drive by this almost daily and think nothing about it but is one of Searcy's oldest and most historic buildings.  It is on Race Street across from the White County Courthouse.  It was constructed in 1939 with native fieldstone with funding support from Works Progre...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Fearless man vs. bull.This photo reminded me so much of the Fearless Girl statue facing down the Wall Street bull in Manhatten.So what is going on?  A disabled bull who needs food and therapy is being approached by the bull's owner in Searcy AR and the bull's owner wants to be sure the bull is no...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Captivating, isn't it?At times you see something that just grabs you.  That is the way I was with this old portrait of a Searcy boy who passed away a few months ago.  At the very bottom right it looks as if it is noted as 7 years old and then above that it definitely says Mitchell- E Smith......p...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 Even this heavy piece of equipment looks tired.  It has just helped remove another Searcy AR house.The property at 1307 E Market St. IS no longer.  Well, perhaps the property IS but the house that sat on the property is gone.  We knew it was coming because it was going further and further downhi...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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A meeting at Searcy AR Legion HutLook at this historic photo that was loaned to me by the White County Historical Society for this blog.  They challenged me to name the people shown in the picture.  I contacted a few Searcy Sleuths and can identify all except the young man in the center and we al...

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