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Parnell-Tucker Feud Panel Discussion

Saturday 28 July 2012 witnessed a meeting of members of the Parnell and Tucker families in El Dorado.  The (formerly) feuding familities met to discuss the violent early 20th century Union County feud that entangled both families.  The panel discussion, sponsored by the...

Lakeport Plantation

Recently the SAHF sponsored a trip to Lakeport Plantation and Winterville Mounds for local high school students.  The program proved to be a success.  The headline image is of the facade of Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village, Arkansas.  Inside image is of the largest...

April Speakers Series

Dr. Sam Hyde gave a facinating lecture about violence and feuding in the Deep South.  The attached images are from the this lecture.  NOTE: An MP 3 recording of a KELD intereview with Dr. Hyde is on our web site.  Go to the SAHF page and scroll down to the bottom to...

Preservation Society meeting

Preservation Society meeting on 14 May 2012 attracted an excellent crowd of about 30 people.  Dr. Ann Early gave a great presentation about Choctaw Land Certificates.  These meetings will resume in September.  See you in the fall.

Mayhaw Festival News

Our sincere thanks to all of the sponsors, volunteers and goody bag donors who made the 2012 Mayhaw Festival such a success.  A complete list of our donors, the event sponsors and the winners of the WING DING, car show and 5K Run are listed on our Facebook page.  Please visit the...

Mayhaw Festival 2012

The 20th annual Mayhaw Festival will be held on (Friday & Saturday) May 4 & 5, 2012 in El Dorado.  The Friday May 4th entertainment will be held on the grounds of the El Dorado Convention Center (Locust Street side) and is coordinated by El Dorado Festivals & Events.  The...

5K Run Route for Mayhaw Festival

2012 5K Run Route

as follows:  Start at corner of Peach & Jackson, south to Elm, west to Jefferson, north on Jefferson, at 13th & Jefferson race will detour into the mall parking lot North to mall street, turn back on Jefferson south to 13th then up the hill to Madison,...

March Preservation Society Meeting

Dr. Don Bragg of the U. S. Forest Service gave an interesting presentation on March 5th about opposition to forest management in 1920's southern Arkansas.  Join us for the April and May meetings of the Preservation Society.  These lectures are free and open to the...

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...