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Walks Through History: Paragould, Greene County

September 19, 2020 11 AM to September 19, 2020 1PM

Paragould, Greene County  - 300 West Court Street, Paragould Arkansas



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Paragould, Greene County (September 19)

During the 1880s, at the crossing of railroads owned by tycoons J.W. Paramore and Jay Gould in Greene County a community soon grew. The town’s name, Paragould, was derived from the combination of the two rail owners’ names. The town thrived due to the booming timber industry in eastern Arkansas through the 1920s. Although it suffered the effects of the Great Depression during the 1930s, the town successfully invested in efforts to attract industry which helped to stabilize growth through the 20th century. Famous residents include bank robber Frank Nash and Arkansas governor Marion Futrell. Meeting Place: 11am, Greene County Courthouse, 300 West Court Street

This is event is free and open to the public. This event does not require an RSVP.Those attending the tours are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, seasonally and weather appropriate clothing, and exercise respect for property owners and pedestrians when parking. Tours generally occur rain or shine, however those interested should follow the AHPP’s Facebook page for any last minute news about tours as severe weather has caused postponements or rescheduling in the past.



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