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    • Volume 1

      El Dorado High School Building, circa 1940

      South Arkansas Historical Journal 
      Volume 1, Fall 2001

      Editor
      Shea Wilson

      Editorial Staff

      Dr. Joyce Adams
      Phil Ballard
      Dorathy Boulden
      Dr. Susan Chappell
      Dr. Ben F. Johnson
      Don Lambert
      John G. Ragsdale

      Acknowledgements
      El Dorado Printing
      El Dorado News-Times
      South Arkansas Historical Foundation
      Peter Buletza
      Mary Jo Williams

      Article Count:
      6
    • Volume 2

      El Dorado High School Building, circa 1940

      South Arkansas Historical Journal
      Volume 2, Fall 2002

      Editors
      Don Lambert
      Bart Reed

      Editorial Staff
      Phil Ballard
      Dorathy Boulden
      Dr. Susan Chappell
      Francis Kuykendall
      John G. Ragsdale

      Acknowledgements
      Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
      Elia Printing
      Rhonda Millican
      Dr. Joyce Adams

      For further information on the
      South Arkansas Historical Society, please write to:

      SAHS
      P.O. BOX 10201
      El Dorado, AR.  71730-0201

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      7
    • Volume 3

      El Dorado High School Building, circa 1940

      South Arkansas Historical Journal
      Volume 3, Fall 2003

      Editors
      Ken Bridges
      Bart Reed

      Editorial Staff
      Phil Ballard
      Dorathy Boulden
      Dr. Susan Chappell
      Ben Johnson
      Francis Kuykendall
      John G. Ragsdale

      Contributors
      P. Sue Allen
      Aleta Reed
      Dr. Sara Teague
      Susan Whatley

      Acknowledgments
      Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
      Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission
      Lion Oil 
      Nevada County Depot and Museum
      South Arkansas Community College
      South Arkansas Historical Foundation

      South Arkansas Historical Society
      P. O. Box 10201
      El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-0201

      From the Editors:

       The geographical area of South Arkansas has been inhabited continuously for centuries by peoples descended from Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and numerous others.  This journal hopes to tell the continuing stories of the great, the mighty, the strong, and the weak who have lived here either by choice or by chance.  Family and occupational history can help the reader understand the great chain of events that has built our region though the recounting of old stories and reexamining past documents. 

       This third issue of the journal covers only a small part of the history of southern Arkansas.  Witnesses to past events write of their experiences, hopes, and tragedies on the South Arkansas march through time.  In recognition of the bicentennial of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, El Dorado writer Sara Teague reports on the French administration of Arkansas in the years prior to its annexation to the United States.  John G. Ragsdale writes on the development of oil in the region, events which completely transformed the economy and society of the area.  Three other Union County writers have added tender reminiscences of loved ones in their struggles to build a life for their families and communities in the early 1900s.  Enjoy this journey of “historical imagination” of the world our predecessors built and whose memories and monuments we preserve for the future.

      Ken Bridges
      Bart Reed

      The South Arkansas Historical Journal, established in 2001, is an annual publication of the South Arkansas Historical Society made possible through the generous support of members and the South Arkansas Historical Foundation.

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      7
    • Volume 4

      El Dorado High School Building, circa 1940South Arkansas Historical Journal
      Volume 4, Fall 2004

      Published by the South Arkansas Historical Society

      From the Editors:
       History is often remembered as a series of dates and faded images, but it is the lives of people who make the past worth remembering and bring the past back to life. For our fourth edition of the South Arkansas Historical Journal, we celebrate the lives of the pioneers who helped build South Arkansas, from the Native American heritage dating back thousands of years to the technological society of the twentieth century. 
      For one family in particular, the descendants of the Rev. William Sterling Lacy, their roots run deep into the history of Union County and fill the lives of the community in the present. Lacy, the founder of a local school and the first Presbyterian church in the area, helped build the community. One of his descendants, M. Angela Crawford, recalls the history of a remarkable family. Bart Reed writes of another branch of the Lacy Family and their popular family auto repair business in El Dorado.
      Before the Americans, the Native Americans called South Arkansas their home. Worth Camp, Jr., presents a history of the Choctaws of South Arkansas, a rich Native American culture that dominated the region in the eighteenth century and whose descendants still live throughout the state. Mr. Camp also regales us with tales from the Hunter-Dunbar Expedition of 1804 and 1805, which explored the Ouachita River Valley when its wonders were mostly a secret from Europeans.
      Novelist Bill Crumpler presents a reenactment of the days of the Camden Expedition, in which Union and Confederate armies clashed in 1864 Ouachita County in the midst of the Civil War.
      In commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the birth of Union County, organized on November 2, 1829, we have included a chronology of memorable events in the county’s history. 
      We thank all of those who assisted us with our research, recovering photographs and inspiring us to recover the stories of those distant days. Again, special thanks to our members and the South Arkansas Historical Foundation for helping bring these lives into the light of the present once more.
      Ken Bridges
      Bart Reed

       The South Arkansas Historical Journal, established in 2001, is an annual publication of the South Arkansas Historical Society made possible through the generous support of members and the South Arkansas Historical Foundation.

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      7
    • Volume 5

      El Dorado High School Building, circa 1940South Arkansas Historical Journal
      Volume 5, 2005

      Published by the South Arkansas Historical Society

      Editors
      Ken Bridges
      Bart Reed

      Editorial Staff
      Phil Ballard
      Dorathy Boulden
      Ben Johnson
      Francis Kuykendall
      John G. Ragsdale

      Contributors
      The Honorable Edwin B. Alderson, Jr.
      Bill Crumpler
      Joan Hershberger
      Carolyn Kent
      Kitty Sloan

      Acknowledgments
      John B. Abbott
      Arkansas Chapter, Trail of Tears Association
      Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
      Chris Elia Printing
      El Dorado News-Times
      South Arkansas Community College
      South Arkansas Historical Foundation

      South Arkansas Historical Society
      P. O. Box 10201
      El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-0201

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      7
    • Volume 6

      El Dorado High School Building, circa 1940South Arkansas Historical Journal
      Volume 6, Fall 2006

      Published by the South Arkansas Historical Society
       
      Editors
      Ken Bridges
      Bart Reed
       
      Editorial Staff
      Phil Ballard
      Dorathy Boulden
      Ben Johnson
      Francis Kuykendall
      John G. Ragsdale
       
      Contributors
      John B. Abbott
      Worth Camp
      Glenn Holmes
      Bob Lee Rimmer
      David Sesser
      David Wood

      Acknowledgments
      El Dorado News-Times
      El Dorado Water Utilities
      South Arkansas Community College
      South Arkansas Historical Foundation
       
      South Arkansas Historical Society
      P. O. Box 10201
      El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-0201

      Article Count:
      7
    • Volume 7

      El Dorado High School Building, circa 1940South Arkansas Historical Journal
      Volume 7, Fall 2007

      Editors
      Ken Bridges
      Bart Reed
       
      Editorial Staff
      Phil Ballard
      Dorathy Boulden
      Ben Johnson
      Francis Kuykendall
      John G. Ragsdale
       
      Contributors
       John B. Abbott
      Worth Camp
      Bobby Griffith
      Jacqueline B. Holmes
      Richard H. Mason
      Jessica Pepper

      Acknowledgments
      Chris Elia Printing
      South Arkansas Community College
      South Arkansas Historical Foundation
       
      South Arkansas Historical Society
      P. O. Box 10201
      El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-0201

      Article Count:
      6
    • Volume 8

      El Dorado High School Building, circa 1940South Arkansas Historical Journal
      Volume 8, Fall 2008

      Editors
      Ken Bridges
      Bart Reed

      Editorial Staff
      Phil Ballard
      Dorathy Boulden
      Ben Johnson
      Francis Kuykendall
      John G. Ragsdale

      Contributors
      John B. Abbott
      Natalie Culbreth
      Robert Greene
      Gene Mueller
      Rev. Phil Pinckard

      Editorial Assistant
      Will Reed

      Acknowledgments
      Chris Elia Printing
      South Arkansas Community College
      South Arkansas Historical Foundation

      South Arkansas Historical Society
      P. O. Box 10201
      El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-0201

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      4
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