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The Faulkner County Poor Farm: “Looking Back”

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

Before the implementation of government assistance programs to help those in need, people who could not support themselves might be forced to go to the “poor farm.”

Almost every community had such a place and one was established in what would be Faulkner County shortly after the area became settled. It was located southwest of Conway and at one time, encompassed 160 acres. Continue reading