Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 

Boone County Arkansas Historical Markers

 
Skirmish at Rolling Prairie Marker and church. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
Skirmish at Rolling Prairie Marker and church.
Arkansas (Boone County), Everton — 31 — Skirmish at Rolling Prairie
On Jan. 21, 1864, Sgt. Isaac T. Jones led 24 men of the 11th Missouri Cavalry Volunteers into north Arkansas to bring dispatches to other Missouri troops operating against bushwhackers in the region. Jones and his men were near Rolling Prairie on . . . — Map (db m141611) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — 26 — Boone County Men Served Both Armies / Military Activity in Boone County
Boone County Men Served Both Armies

During the Civil War (1861-1865), most of Boone Co. was part of Carroll with a small part in Marion Co. Local men served in both armies. There was a lot of military activity. The "Joe Wright Guards", . . . — Map (db m141558) HM

Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — Early Garage
Built in the early 1930s by Phillips Petroleum, it was the city's first full-service garage. West of the gas station, it was brick with a wood-framed vaulted ceiling. It was leased to "Hoot" Gipson who operated an auto repair shop and 24-hour . . . — Map (db m141852) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — Early Gas Station
One of the city's earliest gas stations, built in 1927 by W.H. Lewis, it was purchased in 1929 by Independent Oil (became Phillips 66). They remodeled it from a frame structure with rubblestone veneer to Tudor Revival Style. Independent . . . — Map (db m141850) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — The First National Bank of Berryville
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 . . . — Map (db m141869) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — The Harrison Daily Times
lt is one of the town's oldest commercial buildings and was built in 1876. The original building was a two story wooden structure and was replaced after the tum of the century with a one story rock building The facade has been updated several . . . — Map (db m141821) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — The Hotel Seville
The hotel opened on October 5, 1929 and was erected at a cost of $135,000. The Spanish Moorish design is built of brick, cement & steel making it virtually fire proof. Scaracenic Arches mark the front entries The Seville served for years as . . . — Map (db m141854) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — The Lyric Theater
It was originally operated as a silent movie theater located on the West side of the square and owned by DE & Lulu Fitton. In 1929 JW Bass built a state of the art theater for talkies, leasing it back to the Fittons as the "New" Lyric. A mix of . . . — Map (db m141840) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — The Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad Office
It was located above Jim Dye's Drug Store, currently Sam Alexander's Drug Store. The building was constructed in 1913 for the railroad offices and the city paid $35,000 to have them moved from Leslie. The M&NA was crucial to the economic development . . . — Map (db m141868) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — The Old Federal Building
It was completed in 1903 and served as the Post Office from 1906 - 1965. The three story (plus basement) building was constructed at an original cost of $78,000 with a floor space in excess of 20,000 sq ft. It was constructed of hard-burned, dark . . . — Map (db m141866) HM
Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — The People's National Bank
It was constructed shortly after 1900. Henry Starr, a well known outlaw & nephew of Belle Starr, attempted to rob the bank here in 1921. He was shot & killed by JW Myers, a former bank president, with a rifle hidden inside the vault. It was recorded . . . — Map (db m141629) HM

11 markers matched your search criteria.
Paid Advertisement