Conway

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Overview
From a small settlement surrounding a railroad depot spranga community that is today one of Arkansas's most vibrant commercial, educational, and governmental resources. The early railroad and cotton booms brought commerce and culture to a once pastoral frontier landscape. Drawn from the Faulkner County Historical Society Collection and the University of Central Arkansas Archives, this collection of vintage images brings the city's unique heritage to life as never before. The story of Conway was borne from the vision of Colonel Asa Peter Robinson, known as the "Father of Conway," and is as fascinating as the lives of its diverse inhabitants. This volume explores the successes of early entrepreneurs like Max Frauenthal, Jo Frauenthal, and Leo Schwartz, who helped lay the foundation for a flourishing economic prosperity. Rare glimpses of horse racing, the historic WACS program, and early downtown businesses are all here for your discovery.
Details
ISBN: 9780738502304
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Arkansas
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Founder of the Central Arkansas Writer's Group and past president of Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas, Ann Newman has compiled an entertaining and enlightening pictorial journey through her hometown. Newman's vibrant representation of her beloved community is sure to be treasured by longtime residents and newcomers alike.