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The Air Force base's front sign was featured on a 1960's postcard distributed by the U.S. Air Force.

The Cold War Hot Again, Blytheville Moves Ahead with Museum Plan

Cold War nostalgia is in full swing, leading some to forecast success for Blytheville's efforts to transform the former Eaker Air Force Base into a Cold War museum. read more >
Education / Tourism

Annual Delta Awards Recognize Tourism Achievement

The 19th annual Delta Awards that recognize tourism achievement were presented by Arkansas Delta Byways during the organization's annual festivities Friday at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart. read more >
Dr. Ruth Hawkins

Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame: Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Honoring History and Heritage

Ruth Hawkins is a storyteller at heart, and her own tale — like Mark Twain’s — has a river running through it. read more >
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Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta’s Future

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. read more >
Jason Penry
Education / Nonprofits

A-State’s Jason Penry Receives Circle of Excellence Award (Movers & Shakers)

Jason C. Penry, vice chancellor for university advancement at Arkansas State University, was one of six recipients of the 2016 LSU-Shreveport Circle of Excellence Award, honoring alumni for leadership and professional achievements. Ruth Hawkins, director of the Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program, was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 75th annual awards banquet of the Arkansas Historical Association read more >
Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Director Ruth Hawkins speaks to the Rotary Club of Little Rock on Tuesday. 
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Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, Other Heritage Sites Expected to Generate $10M Each Year

Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Director Ruth Hawkins told the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday that her office had recently opened a visitor center in Dyess, is moving the annual festival there and that the historical sites she oversees are projected to have $10 million impact on northeast Arkansas. read more >
An old Singer sewing machine and an AM radio sit in the living room at House #266.

Depression Colony Cashes In On Johnny Cash’s Fame

Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty. read more >
An old Singer sewing machine and an AM radio sit in the living room at House #266.
Education / Tourism

Historic Dyess Colony Project Expects to Bring Tourists, Revenue

The restoration of the Dyess Administration Building and the Johnny Cash boyhood home are part of a broader Historic Dyess Colony project, led by the Arkansas Heritage Sites. Project leaders hope the restoration, and inclusion into the Arkansas Heritage Sites, will incite investment and increase revenue in the area. read more >
Construction / Education / Tourism

Dyess Administration Building Restoration Nearly Complete

A project to restore the boyhood home of Johnny Cash and the Dyess Administration Building is underway in the tiny Mississippi County town, and the projected completion date of the first phase is the end of April. read more >