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Eloise Rhode: “Looking Back”

Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.

She taught thousands of children in Conway Public Schools. Many can say that she taught multiple generations of their families. All of these children had knowledge seared into their young minds by Miss Rhode and most can still remember it to this day. She was legendary.

Hanna Eloise Rhode was born August 27, 1922 in Conway, Arkansas. She was the fourth of five daughters born to Fred Dare Rhode, a hotel baker, and Alice Steele “Han” Hockersmith Rhode, a seamstress who worked at home. They lived on Continue reading