Morrison and Eppinette, Historical Ouachita County, p. 74

School Groups


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Students at Elliott school gathered for a photograph in 1899. Some of the people, listed in random order, are Miss Hattie Rumph (teacher), Sallie Cook, Mary Elliott, Minnie Andews, Ethel McGovernor, Maude Vincent, Lulu Vinson, Eva Elliott, Annie Mae Rogers, Harry McGovernor, Leslie Warnock, Clarence Cook, Clyde Elliott, Blanche Jackson, Hettie Warnock, Nell Andrews, Beulah Bartee, Ida Warnock, Alla Elliott, Lonnie Ford, Ida Rogers, Clara Rogers, Harvey Kennedy, (first name unknown) McGovernor and Boyd Warnock.

Photograph Courtesy of James Harvey Rumph


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The Frenchport community was served by a one-room school at the turn of the century.

Photograph Courtesy of Gertrude Moore


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The Pea Ridge School was located 5 miles south of Camden off Mt. Holly Road. Mr. Wharton, standing in the center in a high-collared shirt, was the teacher when this photograph was taken about 1910.

Photograph Courtesy of Fred Hickman


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The black community at Eagle Mills was served by a one-room school. The student body was photographed in the early 1900s.

Photograph Courtesy of Imogene Beard


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Bethel School was located near Bearden, Arkansas, in the early 1900s. The photograph was taken about 1915. The teacher was Emmett Byars.

Photograph from the Byars Collection


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Many prominent citizens of Camden were included in the 1909 graduation class. They are (first row, left to right) Katherine "Kate" Saxon (standing?), Nellie May Marshall, Norma Hanson, Lida Morgan, Blanche K. Atkins, Martha Bragg; (second row, left to right) Eula Jones, Celeste Smith, Bessie Holiman, Sidney McGill, Eunice Jones, Doyle Hickey, John Reeves; (back row, left to right) Meek Peace, Willard Haynes, Harvey Tom Harrison (Latin teacher), Kenneth Carlisle, and Minto McGill.

Photograph Courtesy of J.R. Reeves, Jr.


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The 1908 Camden High School football team is pictured with the original school building in the background. The team members are (first row, left to right) Willard Haynes, Sidney McGill, Adelai Wilkins, Hamp Goodgame, Minto McGill, George Fearing, Hamp Smead, and Jim Moore; (second row, left to right) Carl Dean, Fred Truesdale, Sibley Welty, Kenneth Carlisle, Doyle Hickey, F.B. Chidester, Jr., Bob Jackson, Charles Watts, and George Benson; (back row, left to right) Lewis Amis, and Coach H.T. Harrison.

Photograph Courtesy of Ouachita County Historical Society


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The Camden Brass Band in 1922-23 included many well-known citizens. The band members are (first row) Grover Linebarrier, Arthur Leggett, "Scorchy" Smith; (second row) (first name unknown) Russell, Roy Garner, L.E. Crumpler, Jennie Rinehart, (first name unknown) Ford; (third row) Joe Gaylon, Albert Mendolia, E.W. Copeland, Pete Newton, Cameron Allen, and Leonard Leggett.

Photograph from the Linebarrier Collection


 

 

 

 

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