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Harrison in Boone County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The First National Bank of Berryville

 
 
The First National Bank of Berryville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
1. The First National Bank of Berryville Marker
Inscription.  It is the former location of Hammerschmidt Lumber Co. and the First National Bank. It is now home of the Harrison flood of May 1961 mural (located inside) hand painted by Louis Fruend. This historic event commanded both national and international news coverage and completely demolished all of the structures near Crooked Creek and either destroyed or did significant damage to 80% of the buildings around the square. The Army Corps of Engineers labeled it a 100 year floor and estimated losses in excess of $5.4 million (in 1961 dollars). It was the worst catastrophe in the town's history and eventually led to the Lake Harrison recreation project.
 
Location. 36° 13.842′ N, 93° 6.356′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Arkansas, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of North Walnut Street and East Rush Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Rush Avenue, Harrison AR 72601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Federal Building
The First National Bank of Berryville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
2. The First National Bank of Berryville Marker
Marker is on far left of building.
(about 300 feet away); Boone County Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Boone County Men Served Both Armies / Military Activity in Boone County (about 500 feet away); The Mountain Meadows Massacre (about 500 feet away); Boone County Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away); Boone County WWI Monument (about 500 feet away); The Harrison Daily Times (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrison.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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