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Selected items from “Yesterdays” column in Log Cabin Democrat; reprinted here with permission.

Through the Cabin Window – December, 2018

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

Through the Cabin Window – November, 2018

100 YEARS AGO, 1918

♦ HUNS SIGN DRASTIC TERMS TO END WAR was the headline. The Armistice between the Allies and Germany had been signed, it was officially announced by the state department. Hostilities ceased at 11 a.m.

With not a pound of explosives to be found in the county, B.F. King and a party motored to Little Rock to get a supply of powder with which Conway would continue the noisy celebration Continue reading

Through the Cabin Window – September, 2018

100 YEARS AGO, 1918

♦ Arkansas State Normal advertised TUITION FREE for the fall term to students wishing to prepare as teachers. “Necessary expenses for board, books and supplies will be $160 to $200 for nine months. Students will board at a splendid modern dormitory for $15 a month. All who are 16 years of age and have completed the common school course are eligible. Continue reading