Calico Family

Calico family members at the Calico homeplace near Clifty (Madison County), March 1914. From left: Ulman “Ullie” Calico, Laura Calico, James Calico, Sarah Calico, Mary “Sissie” Calico, Millie Calico, John Calico. Willie Bohannon Collection (S-96-1-200)

Calico family, Madison County, Arkansas, 1914
Calico family, Madison County, Arkansas, 1914

Calico family members at the Calico homeplace near Clifty (Madison County), March 1914. From left: Ulman “Ullie” Calico, Laura Calico, James Calico, Sarah Calico, Mary “Sissie” Calico, Millie Calico, John Calico. Willie Bohannon Collection (S-96-1-200)

Fishback School

Fishback School (Washington County), circa 1905. Fishback School was established in 1885 as Washington County School District 68. At that time, the school was about two miles southeast of Springdale, in an area known for its fruit orchards. Two families, the Grahams and the Boyds, donated one-half acre each from their adjoining orchards as a location for the schoolhouse, a one-room wood frame building.

According to former Fishback student Truman Stamps, the school was named for William Meade Fishback, a prominent Fort Smith attorney and legislator who served as governor of Arkansas from 1893-1895. Like most rural schools, grades one through eight were offered at Fishback. The school was consolidated with the Springdale public school system in 1949.

Dolores Stamps Collection (S-2001-49-198)

Fishback School (Washington County), circa 1905. Fishback School was established in 1885 as Washington County School District 68. At that time, the school was about two miles southeast of Springdale, in an area known for its fruit orchards. Two families, the Grahams and the Boyds, donated one-half acre each from their adjoining orchards as a location for the schoolhouse, a one-room wood frame building.

According to former Fishback student Truman Stamps, the school was named for William Meade Fishback, a prominent Fort Smith attorney and legislator who served as governor of Arkansas from 1893-1895. Like most rural schools, grades one through eight were offered at Fishback. The school was consolidated with the Springdale public school system in 1949.

Dolores Stamps Collection (S-2001-49-198)

Eaton Family

Eaton family at the Boston (Madison County) school and church building, early 1940s. From left: Lillian Bennett Eaton holding Levell, Elbie L.”Hoss” Eaton holding Kenneth, Katherine “Kay” Eaton standing in front.

Otto Bennett Collection (S- 2000-64-380)

Eaton family at the Boston (Madison County) school and church building, early 1940s. From left: Lillian Bennett Eaton holding Kenneth, Elbie L.”Hoss” Eaton holding Levell, Katherine “Kay” Eaton standing in front.

Otto Bennett Collection (S- 2000-64-380)

Picking Beans

Picking beans at the McGarrah farm near Siloam Springs (Benton County), July 1, 1955. Standing, from left: Mrs. Bob Anderson, Bob Anderson, Geneva McGarrah Bauer, unidentified, Tom Anderson, Tom Alverson, Tom Alverson (bushel basket on shoulder). Crouched, from left: Pearl McGarrah, Jack Bauer.

Geneva Bauer (the woman looking at the camera) is holding a list of basket weights used to estimate the pounds of beans picked. Workers was paid ten cents per pound of beans. This truckload was headed for Dallas to fresh-market buyers.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bauer Collection (S-92-144)

PIcking beans at the McGarrah farm near Siloam Springs (Benton County), July 1, 1955. Standing, from left: Mrs. Bob Anderson, Bob Anderson, Geneva McGarrah Bauer, unidentified, Tom Anderson, Tom Alverson, Tom Alverson (bushel basket on shoulder). Crouched, from left: Pearl McGarrah, Jack Bauer.

Geneva Bauer (the woman looking at the camera) is holding a list of basket weights used to estimate the pounds of beans picked. Workers was paid ten cents per pound of beans. This truckload was headed for Dallas to fresh-market buyers.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bauer Collection (S-92-144)