Author Archives: Dilynn Boyd

Arkansas Most Endangered Places Adds 3 Locations in 2023

“Two historic Arkansas properties and one neighborhood are on this year’s list of “Most Endangered Places” from the nonprofit Preserve Arkansas.

“The annual list highlights historic structures that are most at risk of being demolished, forgotten or developed in an insensitive way.

… “one entry, Centennial Baptist Church in Helena-West Helena, has been in danger of Continue reading

“Tiny Toads” Highlight Historic Sites in Conway

“The Conway Department of Public Works spent the morning [April 19, 2023] installing the world famous Tiny Toads throughout downtown.

“The Tiny Toads tour will highlight 11 unique historic sites around downtown Conway each featuring a bronze toad fashioned by artist Calvin Stinger.

“This interactive art installation aims to foster public interaction with the piece, inspire creativity, and promote the education of Conway’s unique history. Continue reading

Historical Society Publishes Sesquicentennial Issue

Facts and Fiddlings journal, Faulkner County Historical Society

By Cindy Beckman, special to the Log Cabin

The Faulkner County Historical Society (FCHS) has published a special Sesquicentennial issue of its journal, “Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings,” to recognize and celebrate the county’s 150th birthday.

Named for Sandford C. Faulkner, planter, storyteller, and fiddler known for his popular mid-19th century folk song, “Arkansas Traveler,” Faulkner County was created April 12, 1873. One of nine counties formed during Reconstruction, the county was carved from Continue reading

“Memories of Toad Suck Ferry” at Our Annual Meeting

The Faulkner County Historical Society held its annual meeting on Thursday, April 13 at the Faulkner County Library. The program, “Memories of the Toad Suck Ferry” was a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Amanda Moore. Panelists included Barbara Marshall Smith, daughter of Ty Marshall—the last Toad Suck Ferry operator; Jack Bell, retired City of Conway official; and Jim Baker, former Faulkner County Judge. Continue reading