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Searcy, designated the seat of White County in 1837, was named for Richard Searcy in the same year. Mr. Searcy was a frontier lawyer appointed by Pres. James Monroe to the Superior Court of the Arkansas Territory. Searcy's proximity to rivers and plentiful game made it a natural place to settle. The many springs in the area attracted people from 1820 until the early part of the 20th century, when industry and education took over as the major draw of the area. Today, the gas industry, manufacturing companies, a Walmart distribution center, and educational opportunities make Searcy a thriving community.
ISBN: 9780738591018
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arkansas
Series: Images of America
Images: 215
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Carolyn Boyles is an award-winning author living in central Arkansas. Also a historian, her work has appeared in local and national publications. Patsy Pipkin is also an award-winning author and longtime resident of Searcy and White County. She was a local newspaper columnist for 15 years. The authors have compiled a collection of photographs from the Ivan Quattlebaum Collection, the definitive group of historic Searcy photographs; the White County Historical Society; the Black House; the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce; and numerous local businesses, organizations, civic groups, and individuals who have shared their private collections of pictures, many of which are previously unpublished.
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