Tag: Arkansas

[Great pictures] At the Lake Dick Project in Arkansas in 1938, there was always work that must be done – great pictures of people from 1938

Little remains of the Lake Dick Project from Roosevelt’s New Deal. All that is left are a few houses. The area is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. When it was active, there was considerable work for everyone … Read More

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Loans help destitute farmers in Batesville, Arkansas – [great film & 1934 photos]

After the Great Depression in America, many farm families were destitute. In April 1934, a special Rural Rehabilitation Division was established within the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, for the purpose of assisting these farm families throughout the country “to become … Read More

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What if you had to pack everything in your house and move across country in a covered wagon like this?

We have trucks, moving vans and paved roads today which makes moving from one state to another much easier. Imagine having to pack up an move all your belongings in covered wagons and on trails rather than paved roads.  The … Read More

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[Fantastic 1938 photographs] of farmers making sorghum and haying at Lake Dick, Arkansas in 1938

These remarkable photographs taken by Russell Lee show farming equipment, techniques of haying and sorghum making in October 1938. How times have changed!   Member of Lake Dick Cooperative Association, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas Cleaning vats used in production of … Read More

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Can you believe there is an Alabama Landing in Arkansas?

THE ALABAMA LANDING by Jon R McKinnie Hernando DeSoto’s expedition In 1541-1542, Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto’s expedition included the first white men to explore this particular area of north Louisiana. They had traveled throughout mid-America from the Mobile, AL starting … Read More

About Jon R. McKInnie, CTLC

John R. McKinnie, CTLC is Chief of Staff, Rotary District 5890 for 2010-2014 , League City, Texas. He has chased family genealogy for over 30 years, with over 3,000 family members. Jon’s family migrated from Dallas County, Alabama in 1840s. They were Grumbles, McKinnie & Day families plus their extended families. They migrated to North Louisiana & South Arkansas. Jon has written articles for the Farmerville Louisiana Gazette for the past couple years. He is always interested in connecting with related families.

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