Monday, June 20, 2011

We did a side trip to the Powhatan History State Park. This was setting right on the Black River in Lawrence County Arkansas and had flooded these building many times over the years. There is also a new building of Northeast Arkansas Archives which had lots of info on my Great great grandfather and his two brothers that came here in 1800's from North Carolina, some had what they called improvment of government land for possession.
If you enlarge you can read about the hanging judge and the jail.

The town well

This is the old phone exchange building and it had the floor out because of this years flood.

A one room log house with a loft for sleeping with a rain barrel

Look at the little window in the loft

This was a school boys and girls

This is the jail.


W. Latane Barton said...

Love the old building. They have such a story to tell (if they could talk,)

Maggie Ann said...

So many interesting historical places & things. We got to tour two log cabins our local historical society sponsor. One is done and the other a work in progress. As bare as it would seem to live in one large room with a loft, it was homey feeling. glad you went to meet 'Nan'.

Anonymous said...

That looks like a fun and interesting trip Patsy. Looks like it was beautiful weather but it may have been very hot??

Lona said...

Oh what fun Patsy. I love visiting places like that with old history and buildings. Hey, I have baby Blackberry Lilly plants! Yeah! LOL!

Ila said...

I've passed that many a times on my way and from Lake Charles State Park camping.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos, I love the old historical buildings ! That is what almost ruined this village was floods and fires ! Thankfully they rebuilt every time, I love our little village ! Vienna Ontario Canada !