Entries by Bill Carroll

Randolph County and The Civil War

We have several important 150th anniversaries from our Civil War History here this year: In July, 1863, Confederate General Jeff Thompson, known as The Missouri Swamp Fox, was captured by a Union raiding party from Missouri along with several locally prominent Confederates at the St. Charles Hotel. This hotel, the largest in northeast Arkansas when […]

Ravenden Springs, Arkansas

One of the most unique and rewarding spots in Randolph County for exploration is the 19th Century spa town of Ravenden Springs on Arkansas Scenic Highway 90 in eastern Randolph County. The town’s most unique feature is Hall’s Creek Canyon.  Turn right off Hwy 90 (from Hwy 67 in Pocahontas) or left off Hwy 90 […]

Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbirds are now welcome in downtown Pocahontas.  Several businesses in the downtown National Historic District have hung feeders for hummers outside hoping the little fellows will discover this abundant food source and start hanging around.  People of all ages seem to enjoy the antics of these amazing birds.  Ours are all ruby throated hummers who’ve […]