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Caretakers of History

New owners of historic Marlsgate Plantation have grand plans The Marlsgate Plantation in Scott has for decades provided a gracious historic backdrop for formal weddings and private parties. The new owners of the Greek Revival mansion have added monthly dinners open to the public for “the Marlsgate experience” and are readying four upstairs bedrooms for

Merry bicentennial, Fort Smith!

 City celebrates 200 years of history Dec. 25, 1817, was a cold winter’s day on the Arkansas River. Far from their families and festivities, about 60 U.S. Army soldiers and four laundresses landed at the site where they would build Fort Smith. Their mission was to keep the peace between the warring Osage and Cherokee

Hole in the Wall delivers Southern comfort

Conway is a very progressive central Arkansas city with colleges and rapid growth of commercial development, but the Hole in the Wall Restaurant is preserving a piece of the community’s past by occupying a former cotton gin and delivering small-town, down home comfort foods day in and day out. Owner Toni Burrows was raised in