Parker Homestead: A History and Guide

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Nestled in the heart of Poinsett County, Arkansas, Parker Homestead began as one cabin in the backyard of Teressa and Phil Parker in the 1980s. Over the next thirty years, it evolved into a living history pioneer village that transports visitors to the simpler times of their ancestors. The setting includes Roberts Chapel, a peaceful cabin dating to 1858 that features beautiful stained-glass windows and a cypress-stump pulpit. There's the old-timey General Store where Teressa Parker makes her famous lye soap with a cast-iron cauldron and a boat paddle. In the Blacksmith Shop, artisans create candle holders, fire pokers and metal artwork. Join author Mary Anne Parker as she explores the wonderfully whimsical history of northeast Arkansas' Parker Homestead.
ISBN: 9781626192737
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arkansas
Series: History & Guide
Images: 60
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mary Anne Parker is the owner and proprietor of the Parker Homestead, the Henry Award winner at the Governor's Conference for Tourism. She served as lead interpreter at Parkin Archeological State Park, represented Arkansas State Parks in their commemorative 75th anniversary and has published two articles for Legacy Magazine.
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