Tontitown, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Clayton Jacobson II was born in Portland, Oregon back in 1933 to Clayton and Sarah.  In the mid 1940’ the family moved to Southern California.  He graduated from Manual Arts High School and Los Angeles City College where he studied physics and engineering.  In his spare time, he was into bodybuilding and street racing.After graduation, he joined the Marine Corps Reserve where he learned drafting and jet engine technology.  He worked at a wholesale food distributor.  He didn’t last long when he left the food business to work for his wife’s father at a savings and loan.  Later he moved to Palos Verdes, California.  He was an accomplished motorcycle racer.  One day while riding his motorcycle in the Mojave Desert, he had an idea.  As the say the rest is history.  Using his drafting skills ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
George Joseph Capewell was born in Birmingham, England back in 1843. I don’t know when the family moved to the United States but he was educated in Woodbury, Connecticut. At 15 he was working for Scoville in Waterbury, Connecticut. By the age of 20 he was the Mechanical Superintendent of the Cheshire Manufacturing Company.In 1870, he founded a business that is still in operation to this day in Bloomfield, Connecticut. It took him 11 years to make a machine to manufacture the finished product, those machines are still producing that product. Now hopefully you are curious as to what that machine manufactured and now is the time to tell you. George’s lifelong ambition was to invent a machine for the production of horseshoe nails. Got ya on this one, didn’t I? Until tomorrow keep a smile on...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trijntje Cornelisdochter was born Edam Holland back in 1616 to Cornelis and Anna.  Her parents took her to the carnivals to earn extra income when she was only nine.  People from all over came to see her even the king Frederick Elector Palatine and his wife Elizabeth traveled to The Hague to gaze at her.Sadly, Trijntje Cornelisdochter Keever died when she was only seventeen of cancer.  What you may not know of Trijjntje is that she is the tallest female person in recorded history, standing eight feet four inches tall.  Her shoe size was fourteen inches long.  Her clothes, knife, fork, spoon, shoes and a life-size painting are on display in townhall at Edam.Until tomorrow my wish for you is health, and happy sales.
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Stanley Wellington was born in Monticello, New York back in 1872.  You could find him working as a clerk in the United States Department of Justice off and on for almost 40 years.By 1893, he rose through the ranks to be a chief examiner until 1908.  While working at the Department of Justice he earned his Bachelor of Law degree, a stepping stone to earning his Master of Laws degree in 1909.  The Washington, DC bar admitted him to practice in 1911.Back in the day when the Justice Department needed to investigate a crime they would call on the Secret Service to conduct that investigation.  Stanley Wellington Finch advocated setting up a squad of detectives within the Justice Department.  Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte created a Special Agent force, giving oversight of that forc...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Maria Mitchell was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts back in 1818 to William and Lydia. She attended Elizabeth Gardener’s school she attended North Grammar school which was founded by her father.Not only was she a student she also was an assistant to her father. In 1835, she opened her own school allowing non-white children to attend, unheard of in those times. In 1836, she was offered a job as a librarian in Nantucket where she worked for 20 years. She never married and died in 1889 at 70.Now, for the rest of the story. at the age of twelve she aided her father in calculating the exact moment of an annular eclipse. Using a telescope, she discovered “Miss Mitchell’s Comet in 1847. She was the first woman elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1848. She was also th...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Dear Lord, so far today I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, nasty or selfish. I have not whined, complained cursed, nagged Susie or spoke ill of our Ugly dog. But I’ll be getting up soon and I just may need your help.   Life is like a dogsled. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. I had children for the same reason Napoleon invaded Russia and with pretty much the same outcome. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Top of Form Bottom of Form  
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By Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 )
Arkansas's rich cultural heritage includes the Italian settlement of Tontitown. Located near Springdale in Washington County Tonitown is a place where  Italian flavor is still strong. Several descendants of the founding Italian families still populate the community and community is a serious subject here. For over 100 years an annual Grape Festival has been drawing visitors to this northwest corner of Arkansas for a celebration of all things Italian, now with a slight Arkansas accent. You'll be impressed with the grapes and particularly with the amazing supply of homemade pasta for you to enjoy on the spot and in some cases to take home for future use. So come on down, or up, or over. Enjoy some Italian culture in Tontitown. Grape Festival - Tontitown, Arkansas Every August since 1899,...
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