Vernon R. Perry, 82, of Magnolia, Arkansas, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the John R Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. Vernon was born June 9, 1933 in Walkerville in Columbia County. He was an amateur radio operator for 60 years (Call Sign: K5MEB) and a Columbia County reserve deputy for 25 years. Vernon […]
Last night…I took visiting friend and researcher Carl Carlson-Drexler to Bayou Bistro after a long day looking at Civil War-related sites in Hempstead and Nevada Counties… and I bought my first legal Magnolia beer! I said I would believe it when I saw it so…John Barley Corn Lives!
The Old Frazier Plantation was built in what was then still part of Lafayette County, Arkansas, in 1852…It still survives, and has become something of a landmark of regional (and in many ways state-level) importance. However, it is known now as “Frog Level.” William Frazier built this great example of Greek revival architecture, but the […]
Magnolia is in a dry county…and therefore has few venues for live music…I am therefore surprised to find a bunch of videos from Magnolia bands and hip-hop groups on YouTube…It has to be a real indicator that the digital age is allowing more folks access to the technologies to let their creativity be heard…man, I […]
Well …Next week I’m becoming a Magnolia Rotarian… I’m sure that a great number of my friends will be floored by that prospect. I know…somehow it seems incongruous–an academic anthropologist joining an organization that evokes images of business…perhaps smokey rooms in hotel dining rooms in the 1950s…Please…put those images out of your mind (Although I […]
Most archeologists have had troubles with the media from time to time–once a project I was involved with got the headline “Founding Fathers Ate Possum off Fine China.” However, so far I’ve had great results from the Magnolia Banner-News–more specifically Banner-News reporter Jen Brady. Ms. Brady did a great and detailed article on Frank Schambach’s […]
I apologize for the infrequent postings lately, but I have been posting a bit over at my other blog: The Ag Report: Letters From Magnolia. The Ag Report is meant to be mostly about Southwest Arkansas and my job at the Southern Arkansas University…This blog will still explore general anthropology/archeology/cultural studies stuff…I didn’t realize that […]