The Greenbrier EAST programs will be hosting a Fireside Chat to gather historical information, photos and old senior composites to document our programs history.
The goal of this Fireside chat is to not just further our projects, but to get to know more about the beloved town we grew up in. The Greenbrier EAST program invites you to share your knowledge about Greenbrier and our surroundings communities.
The Fireside chat is 4pm on Thursday, February 7 at the Greenbrier Middle School. Please RSVP by calling 501-679-8315 or email [email protected]
100 YEARS AGO, 1918
♦ The official American casualty list from WWI announced the names of over 6,000, including two boys from Faulkner County. Solomon W. Styers of Mayflower was killed in action, and Irwin Smith of Greenbrier was listed as missing in action.
♦ Conway young men in service overseas were notifying their relatives of their safety following the signing of the armistice. Some of the cards received were dated the exact day of the termination of hostilities. The men sending the cards were Continue reading
Although many Faulkner County farmers brought their cotton to Conway to be ginned and then shipped on the Little Rock-Fort Smith Railroad, some farmers preferred to take their crop to a local gin. Cotton gins could be found in many of the rural communities of Faulkner County. Here are just a few of them:
The Little Plantation in the Lollie Community southwest of Conway consisted of approximately Continue reading
One of the most important celebrities to ever visit Conway in yesteryear was Will Rogers, an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, humorist and newspaper columnist from Indian Territory in Oklahoma.
Rogers, who got his start as a rope-spinner on the vaudeville stage, was known for his off-the-cuff wisecracks about the current politics. His well-known motto was “All I know is Continue reading
November 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that officially ended World War I. More than four million American families sent their sons and daughters to serve in uniform during the Great War. With a casualty rate far greater than World War II, 116,510 U.S. soldier died from combat and disease while another 200,000 were wounded.
Although World War I began in 1914, the United States did not enter the conflict until Continue reading