Morrison and Eppinette, Historical Ouachita County, p. 94

Community Boosters


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The discovery of oil in the Smackover field in the southern part of Ouachita County brought much activity to Louann, Arkansas. This photograph dated May 3, 1923, shows a group of Camden boosters with a band in Louann to encourage workers to locate in Camden. The band members are (left to right) Aubrey Smith (trombone), E.W. Copeland (saxophone), Roy Garner (French horn), Grover Linebarrier (E-flat bass), Winfrey Smith (E-flat bass), Arthur Leggett (E-flat bass), the band member with the double-belled euphonium is umdientified, Joe Gaylon (bass drum), Charlie Ford (snare drum), Jesse Rhinehart (saxophone), L.E. Crumpler (saxophone), the next clarinet player is unidentified, Johnny Mendolia (clarinet), Albert Mendolia (clarinet), Dwight Blake (cornet), the next trumpet player is unidentified, Orville "Pete" Newton (trumpet), and Louis Sparkman (trumpet).

Photograph from the Snider Collection


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Mr. A.J. Snider was on hand again on May 13, 1924, to record another Camden booster tour to Louann. The stores in the backgound were only a small part of the bustling community.

Photograph from the Snider Collection


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Many prominent residents of Camden were included in the organizational meeting of the South Arkansas Chamber of Commerce in 1927. The photograph was taken in front of the Old Post Office on Washington Street.

Photograph from the Snider Collection


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The existence of a prosperous school provided the nucleus for pride and spirit in many Ouachita County Communities. The residents of the Troy community celebrated the opening of their new building in 1930.

Photograph from the Snider Collection


 

 

 

 

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