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RIP John B. Abbott

John B. Abbott, 99, of El Dorado, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012.  He was born May 16, 1912, to Thomas Christopher and Mina Miller Abbott of El Dorado. 

John attended the University of Illinois and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  He worked for Lion Oil...

Preservation Society Meeting in January

Preservation Society met in January and screened an episode of America's Heartland.  This episode dealt with the important Southern crop of cotton.  Post-screening comments by SAHF director Patrick Hotard discussed the development of cotton as a major crop in the 19th...

Asa Morgan Marker Dedication

A marker to Col. Asa Morgan was dedicated on 11 January 2012 at the Mt. Holly Cemetery.  The marker was paid for by grant funds from the ACWSC and matching funds raised from local citizens.  The SAHF was proud to be a part of this project and looks forward to working with the...

Christmas Open House

Just some of the decorations at the Newton House Museum at the recent Christmas Open House.


 DID YOU KNOW… South Arkansas founders all share a rich history of Scottish and Irish heritage?  And in celebration of this historical fact the Board of Directors of the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society will be hosting another traditional...