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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Another delightful photo from Elvin Davenport's collection.We don't have to guess who this young boy was as he was sitting around a pool.  Was it a Searcy AR pool?  Perhaps Larry Leon James, who has verified that this was he, will join in and tell us where it was.  Perhaps, also, he can tell us w...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Here's a neat picture of two dogs.  Back in 1955 in Searcy AR there was probably no license law that required dogs to be kept in their own yard.  These two appear to be tired from roaming all over the place and are now crossing the railroad track to get home.This photo is from Elvin Davenport's p...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Who were they?I'm curious.  This is another one of Elvin Davenport's pictures.  As we have repeated several times, Elvin walked or rode his bike all around the city of Searcy and the surrounding towns way back in the 50's and 60's.  He carried his camera and snapped pictures all the time.  Sherry...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Spring Park in Searcy AR??Yes, we do think so.  This is another of the Davenport photos loaned to us by Sherry Person and taken years ago by Elvin Davenport, a young man who rode around the countryside and citysides and took pictures with his camera.  This appears to be looking East across Main S...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 Girls ride bikes on the sidewalk is Searcy AR?We have shown several other pictures taken by Elvin Davenport as he roamed around Searcy and surrounding towns on his bike in the approximate 50's and 60's.  Reportedly, the first two girls shown here are Clydell Neal and Mary Kay VanPatten.  The que...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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See if your situation is the same as mine.  I had 8 mm film of kids.  I had the film transferred to VHSs.  VHSs are now practically extinct so I had them transferred to CDs.  I had lots of old family photos and I had them copied for family members.....  AND I had to send them all off each time.NO...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Worth noticing is this old 1979 phone book from Searcy AR. It turned up at a sale where folks kept lots of items, including this old phone book.  Imagine our surprise to find two phone numbers in this book.  One was for Duncan, Rodger W.  (Wives didn't count back then but I lived there too.)  And...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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1965 photo of yard and small houses.Here's another interesting picture loaned by Sherry Person from her dad's collection.  Her dad, Ivan Quattlebaum, was a history lover and saved everything.  These pictures, we have found, are from a collection of snapshots possibly taken by a long-ago resident ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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I remember days like this. My mother was "tickled to death" when she was finally able to have a washing machine like this one.  It was still work to wash all the clothes and hang them on the line to dry but not nearly as hard as it was when she used an old iron pot over a fire to boil the dirty c...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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What a great picture of a parade in Searcy AR dated Oct 1955 but possibly taken during the Fair Parade in September?  There's a police car, a fire truck and folks watching AND remember parking meters?  There's one in the background.  Most of interest, however, is the old train station that was lo...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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This old picture was shared by guess who?  Of course, Anita Hart Fuller, who grew up in Searcy AR, married a Searcy boy, left Searcy but still has a love for this town and stores many, many memories to share with us.  This picture was made on Arch Street with the "Woodson" house in the background...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 I have done you a big favor.   I made a copy of this wonderful old picture of the Searcy High School 1942 class that was loaned to me by Sherry Person and then cut it in quarters so that you can read the names!  And you surely will want to see if any of your relatives are in the pictures.  Sherr...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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The Ideal Shop in Searcy AR 1978Look at this picture and if you are from Searcy Arkansas it brings back many memories of the clothing store that was located downtown at 110 North Spring Street.  It was in business for many years and was loved.  This photo was in the advertisement section of the 1...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Here are two pictures that were found in the Harding University 1978 yearbook.  They show something about Searcy that you might remember.  I do seem to remember Freeway Park for skating but don't remember the miniature golf, swimming, or health spa.  Seems that I remember dropping the kids off fo...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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Here's an old Searcy AR picture of little boys having fun.It is below 20 degrees in Searcy AR today so seeing this old picture is warming.  This picture shows little kids having a fight or wrestling match, barefoot and shirtless as boys used to play.  Girls, too, except perhaps not shirtless.  On...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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I have gained a picture that is in a huge shadow box.  The anatomy of the box is amazing.  Look at these pictures.  The box is 7" deep, 36" tall, 30" wide and probably weighs 30 pounds and is made of solid wood. Here is a corner. And here is the back of it with what looks like a final fastener.An...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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I have been asked if I might help find someone who might have a picture of some of the Headlee family.  I have recently, several times, come across family photos that have been discarded because no one cares about them.  It is sad, sad, sad, to discover this.  Check and see if you, being an old-t...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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 Since when have you needed to visit a shoemaker?  That used to be in a very active business.  These shoes from the past show what the past was really like.  Ladies needed to have a pair of dress shoes for church or shopping and you probably remember (if you are older) that ladies did not wear pa...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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The way it used to be!  Getting your picture in the local newspaper held lots of prestige and I know the parents of these two young artists back in 1981 felt pride when this large picture came out.  My memory is that they were in my Art class when I taught at Searcy High School.  I reviewed some ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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I have to ask Anita Hart Fuller whether the audience screamed and fainted when the Searcy Rialto Theater was visited by famous Ricardo Montalban and she attended and GOT HIS AUTOGRAPH on this sheet of paper.  Or did the screaming just start with Elvis and the Beatles?  So I am asking her on this ...

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