Tag Archives: Magnolia

Changes…or Station to Station…

Changes…or Station to Station…whichever David Bowie album fits my current liminal state.  In fact, It’s probably Station to Station as it is a transitional album…moving from the funk-inspired Young Americans to the “Thin White Duke” years…Like Bowie, I am in transition…moving from station to station…from the SAU Research Station in Magnolia, to the UAF Research […]

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Giggity Leadership?

I found this sign on the SAU campus today…wow! You might be asking yourself, “What the…?!?” I know I did. This sign points the way to the Leadership Academy associated with the SAU’s Becoming a Mulerider program (BAM!). The BAM! website explains that: “Nothing even comes close to all of the fun, good times, new […]

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John Barleycorn Lives, Part 2

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!

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John Barleycorn Lives!

“Prohibition officially ends in Magnolia next week”…these words were met with thunderous applause by those present…the words were even more humorous as they were spoken by Ben Johnson, historian and author of John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas (The companion book to the Old State House Museum exhibit linked to at […]

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Mag-Town Music

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 […]

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Rotarians…

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 […]

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Happy Holidays from Magnolia!

The image in this post is SAU’s signature Bell Tower all “lit up” for the holidays (it usually looks like this). It’s hard to believe that I’ll be finishing my first semester as the AAS-SAU Research Station Archeologist…time goes by quite quickly. My first semester here I’ve dealt with the Cedar Grove Collection theft, started […]

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The Caddo Conference Comes to Magnolia

The 49th Caddo Conference will be held in the new Reynolds Center on the SAU campus here in Magnolia this March (incidentally, March is Arkansas Archeology Month). The Caddo Conference, however, is not just another archeological conference…it has a unique history and form that makes it stand out amongst the hundreds of other archeological conferences […]

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Dixie Fears

I just had to post a picture of this tombstone found in the Magnolia Cemetery. Metaphorically, Dixie’s fears can be seen as being born sometime in the middle of the Civil War (both Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation happened in 1863 and the tide seemed to be turning against the South) and continue until the […]

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The Magnolia Banner-News…My Favorite Paper

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 […]

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