Tag: Arkansas

[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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[see vintage pics] W-all we all just a ‘set’; sometimes a few of ’em get up and move about to ‘tother side [cool pics from 1936]

Life was slow for these men during the Great Depression The Great Depression began in August of 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession. Although the country spent two months with declining GDP, it was … Read More

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