When we arrived in Conway, Arkansas, in early May, on one of our enjoyable trips through the “Natural State,” the entire city was abuzz with excitement about the Toad Suck Daze. This was something totally unknown to us. We heard several different reasons for the... read more
Nestled at the foot of the Ozark Mountains and in the heart of the River Valley, Clarksville, Arkansas, is a town of dynamic opportunities. The natural beauty of Arkansas is truly exemplified in our mountains, rivers, lakes, and landscape. Clarksville is centrally... read more
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, is characterized by the supposed healing powers of the spring water feeding Sager Creek, which flows through the downtown area. Siloam Springs is known for its efforts to preserve and revitalize the city’s historic downtown and as a promoter... read more
What two famous governors were born in Hope, Arkansas? Hope is the birthplace of two long-serving Arkansas governors: Bill Clinton (who went on to become the 42nd President of the United States after the 1992 election) and Mike Huckabee (who ran for the Republican... read more
Located only a few miles from Memphis, Collierville, Tennessee, has become a “bedroom community” to Memphis. It is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway, family vacation, group tour, or meeting. You can take a stroll through the historic Town Square... read more
Situated on the banks of the Tennessee River, Sheffield, Alabama, known as the “Center of the Shoals,” is centrally located between Florence, Muscle Shoals, and Tuscumbia in northwest Alabama. In 1815, General Andrew Jackson and his troops following the Military Road... read more
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was founded by William H. Hardy, a pioneer lumberman and civil engineer, who named the town in honor of his wife, Hattie. The town expanded as a center of the lumber and railroad industries, from which it derived its nickname of “The... read more
Tommy Thompson has recorded for posterity the main streets of small town America. Thompson has more than 35 years’ experience in art, photography, printing, and marketing. Since 1984 Thompson and his daughters, Michelle and Melanie, have done composite drawings of 300+ towns in 12 Southern states. Struck by the pride of older Americans in their towns’ heritage, Thompson has transformed glimpses into the past in old, photographs and memories into composite drawings.