Category Archives: Through the Cabin Window

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

Through the Cabin Window – June, 2017

100 YEARS AGO, June, 1917

♦  At a recent regular meeting of the Eastern Star, the following officers were elected: Mrs. J.S. Westerfield, worthy matron; Mrs. J.H. Hartje, secretary; W.H. Duncan, treasurer; Mrs. J.R. Donnell, conductor; Mrs. Annie Schroeder, assistant conductor.

♦  Gubernatorial thirst for soda pop nearly caused Dr. C.H. Brough to miss his train here Tuesday night and, in fact, did rob him of his breath for the time being. Continue reading

Through the Cabin Window – May, 2017

100 YEARS AGO, May, 1917

♦  Conway School Board hired three teachers to replace three who were leaving at the end of the school year. Mrs. W.E. Moore of Little Rock, Miss Effie Harrison of Plumerville and Miss Myrtle Lewellyn of Conway were hired to teach in the Conway district for the next school year. Mrs. Moore previously taught in Iowa while Miss Harrison Continue reading

Through the Cabin Window – March, 2017

100 YEARS AGO, March 6, 1917

♦  Concurring in the Senate amendment, the House finally passed the Riggs bill, granting women equal suffrage in all primary elections held in Arkansas. The measure lacked only the governor’s signature to become a law, and friends of the bill declared that it would undoubtedly meet with executive approval, as it was recommended in the governor’s message. Continue reading