Fayetteville, Arkansas        Tuesday Evening, July 3, 1928

 

     
Top photo:
Margaret B. Taylor~Oldest white native born citizen

Middle photo:
Miss Sophia Sawyer~Photographed in 1839-Founder of Female Seminary

Bottom photo:
Mary E. Hope~Owner of Fayetteville's first Key

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  1. Where Robert Graham, founder of Arkansas college, once lived,
the home of C. M. Lawson, one of the city's most beautiful homes now stands. Graham's home was back of the present house. It was an exact duplicate of the Appleby property, and on the corner where the Battle Fayetteville was fought, April 18, 1863
2. Survivors talk over old times at the "Bloody Corner," Battle of Fayetteville. Captain E. B. Harrison and Noah Johnson, his sergeant, meet again 65 years later after the battle in which Union rifles mowed down Confederate cavalrymen from the spot on which the veterans are standing.
3. Tebbets property, where the First Arkansas Cavalry fortified itself under Colonel M. Larue Harrison during the Battle of Fayetteville.
4. Hero Bill Cush (William Quesonbury) Fayeteville's first genius lawyer, musician, artist and poet "fiddled" his "Devil's Nightmare" for guests. On the wall in its hall is painted one of "Cush's" oils. Later this was the home of General Hill, on of Arkansas university's first presidents.
5. Where youngsters sell popcorn, Confederate soldiers kissed their wives and sweethearts goodbye following the presentation of their flag before they marched away.
6. Six thousand dollars in gold was buried about this house before the civil war, during which it was used as Union headquarters. Built in 1848 by Judge David Walker.
7. Home of Archibald Yell, early Arkansas governor popular with psalm singers and beef shooters alike. The oldest residence of the town. Built between 1836 and 1838.


 
  Top photo:
Mary H. Schoolfield~Oldest Citizen, Now in 100th year

Middle photo:
"Uncle Peter" Mankins~One hundred eleven years old when photographed June 8, 1881; saw his first train July 4, 1881.

Bottom photo:
Martha Skelton Van Hoose~Longest-time resident of City

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