Randolph County Historical Society Historical Reviews
Published in the 1960s by the Randolph County Historical Society, each issue contained a wealth of county history. We’re trying to find all issues of this series. If you have any we don’t currently have online, please loan them to us to record for posting here. Thanks!
The Story of Futrell’s Hardware
A Futrell descendant, Matthew Walton, made this excellent video presentation about the wonderful Futrell’s Hardware in downtown Pocahontas.
Program from 1956 “Miss Randolph County”, “Miss Pocahontas”, and “Miss Centennial” Beauty Pageant
Director: Mrs. Mary Sallee
M.C.: Ted Rand
Music: Mrs. Owen Hudgins
Presenting: Miss Norma Sue Ward, Miss Randolph County and Miss Pocahontas of 1954-55, and Miss Peggy McFatridge, Miss Randolph County and Miss Pocahontas of 1955-56
Bates, Anna Frances
|Long, Marbra Jean
Million, Barbara Ambertine
Perrin, Freda Marie
Thielemier, Stella Mae
Thomas, Elta Lee
Thomas, Rex Ann
Waymon, Shirley Anne
1914 Pocahontas High School “The Totem”
Vol. 1, No. 5 of “The Totem”, dated May 20, 1914. An amazing monthly school publication printed by Star Herald Printing, it’s more akin to a yearbook than a school newspaper. W. Ross Hooton’s 1914 copy, scanned and labeled 95 years later by Dr. Patrick Carroll.
There are a few unidentified photos. If you spot any long-lost family members here we’ve failed to identify, please let us know! Among those now identified are:
Hulen, E. E.
Lucas, Stella Mae
Shivley, James (Jim)
The Lynching of Cheverie
Accounts of a mob lynching that occurred in Pocahontas in 1901.
Old Randolph Courthouse Restoration, 1970’s
This summary of the 1970’s restoration of the old Randolph County courthouse comes from the papers of Paul and Rosemary Bowlin, who were active in the restoration project.
History of Pocahontas’ Founders:
Bettis and Drew
Historical account of Pocahontas’ founder, Ranson Bettis and his son-in-law, Arkansas’s third governor, Thomas Drew.
THE ACCIDENTAL GOVERNOR:
Thomas Stevenson Drew and the Settlement of Pocahontas
Copyright © 2007
by Carla Barringer Rabinowitz