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The "Walks Through History" program is a series of monthly outdoor walking tours that seeks to familiarize people who live and work in communities outside of central Arkansas with the historic structures and sites around them. Presented by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the tours begin at 11 a.m., unless otherwise noted, on Saturdays, and last between one and two hours. An AHPP staff historian leads the tour, delivering a brief lecture about the properties visited and their history.

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Cities Service Station and Conway Hotel
Cities Service Station and Conway Hotel

November 15, 2014 - Murfreesboro Courthouse Square

Murfreesboro Courthouse Square
Co-sponsored by the Pike County Archives & History Society.
Meet at the Pike County Archives & History Society at 112 N. Washington, Suite B, in Murfreesboro.
Located near the Little Missouri River, Murfreesboro’s rich soil was ideal for growing crops and attracted settlers to the area. In 1906 John Wesley Huddleston found the first diamonds near Murfreesboro, initiating an economic boom. Today, Crater of Diamonds State Park, the world’s only diamond-producing site open to the public, is about two miles southeast of the Murfreesboro square.


Taylor House
Taylor House

December 13, 2014 - Taylor House and Cemetery

Taylor House and Cemetery
Co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the Drew County Historical Society.
Located on Hwy. 138 near Winchester in Drew County.
The Taylor House, a two-story, log dogtrot built in 1846 on the west bank of Bayou Bartholomew by Dr. John M. Taylor and his wife, Mary E. Robertson Taylor, was the epicenter of the 11,000-acre Hollywood Plantation and in 2012 was donated to the University of Arkansas at Monticello. 

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