Chuck's Blog - "Exploring Arkansas: April 2019"
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From waterfall exploration and going back to “old school” learning to touring an antebellum home in El Dorado and discovering the secret to Searcy’s success story – it’s all on the next edition of “Exploring Arkansas”!
There are several really nice waterfalls in the Madison County Wildlife Management Area south of Eureka Springs, and two of them are located just a stone’s throw away from the road. First is Road 299 Falls. I’m giving you detailed directions here, since we weren’t able to do so in our segment. If going north from Forum, go 3.5 miles and turn right onto County Road 1235 at the management area sign. After two-tenths of a mile, you’ll come to the management area building on your right. Turn right onto County Road 1230, and after just a little over three miles, bear left onto Country Road 1425. After 4.7 miles, turn right onto County Road 299, which isn’t marked. Then at six-tenths of a mile, look for a clearing off to the left and park there. Road 299 Falls is just past that clearing. (Lat- 36.25670, Lon- 93.65675) The other is Glory B Falls. North from Forum, go 1.4 miles and turn right onto County Road 1350. After 1.9 miles, the falls will be off to your left. (Lat- 36.19691, Lon- 93.69014)
The 1886 Concord one-room schoolhouse is one of just a handful of such structures still standing in the state. It’s located east of Eureka Springs off Highway 62, along County Road 309. As was true of many buildings of its type back in the day, it was used as both a schoolhouse and a church.
The only antebellum home in El Dorado that’s open to the public is the Newton House Museum. Built in 1849, this beautiful two-story home offers a glimpse into the rich history of southern Arkansas.
It’s called the small business revolution – a nationwide competition – and from thousands of entries, the town of Searcy can now lay its claim to fame. We spent a day on the court square talking to folks – primarily small business owners – and discovered what exactly the secret is to the town’s thriving success. Salute to Searcy Town, USA!
Please join us Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. on AETN!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
“Exploring Arkansas,” 6:30 p.m.