Above: Elkhart Tavern is situated on Old Wire Road in Pea Ridge National Military Park. Before Old Wire was associated with the telegraph, it was used by the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoaches on their route. Elkhorn Tavern sits along Old Wire Road in Pea Ridge National Military Park in northwest Arkansas. According to the National Park Service,Continue reading “Right in My Own Backyard: The Butterfield in Northwest Arkansas”
Oklahomans of the 21st Century, if they think about it at all, might like to imagine a location within the state’s borders as its birthplace: perhaps the Three Forks region near Muskogee, where fur traders headquartered in the early 1800s, or Purcell, the southern border of the April 1889 land run. Or there’s Guthrie, theContinue reading “West of Fort Smith”
Images from a few days at Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas, late October, 2016.
The dogwoods are in bloom; the redbuds are still flowering; and wildflowers are beginning to dot the landscape in violets and yellows as things green up in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. Bill and I spent the last couple of days with my parents, Jane and Jack Morgan, at their home on Beaver LakeContinue reading “Spring Hiking in the Ozarks”
“Girls, it’s 5:35!” “Thank God,” I think as I hear Mary’s words. Nights are long on the trail in late October. The sun sets early and there we are in camp, 13 hours of darkness ahead. Even a camp fire provides amusement for only so long. The four of us have been together all dayContinue reading “Waiting for Daylight: The Lost Girls Tackle the Ozark Highlands Trail”
We spent the Fourth of July weekend at Beaver Lake, and were blessed with a photogenic sunrise on the cove.