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Old 11-02-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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Little hidden bits of AR history

I set out yesterday for Ozark-ST.Francis Nat Forest north of Mt. View. No particular route an was following the GPS down a few gravel roads on the TOPO to see if I could get from paved road to paved road in the general direction of travel. Hit quite a few gates and turn arounds that seemed like I would be going through some ones yard.

A large old mining area just east and north east of Guion has a lot of nice little roads that I haven't been down so I just had to see where they came out.

On one road I popped over a hill into a nice little valley and came up on one of those sort of grown up, fenced in places. Two old houses of distinctly different era of construction and then this little gem with chimney in tact.

My first thoughts were, Grandpa's house, great grandpa's house and then great great grandpa's house.



N35 56.651 W91 46.948



I made my way on into Mt.View for a burger at the Cheeseburger Grill and then on up to the forest via Green Mt. Road off Hwy 5 just north of Allison. I wound my way through the forest. Very peaceful back in there with a few good views now that the leaves have fallen a little. I took a road that had been closed off up until this year some time and made it over to Barkshed camping area to see if the roads to 341 had been opened up again. Not a chance in that respect as they still have the small bridge barricaded off. So back to Hwy 14 just west of Fifty Six, AR on the other forest road after crossing the newly constructed bridge.





Made it back to Newport following Hwy 14 all the way. For a trip of 200 miles.
Hwy 14 is flooded just before you get to the White river and I had to run through water about five times before getting up on the raised part of old Hwy 67 (367). Some of it was up over the crank case. Water it still rising and came up at least 4' from where it was on Saturday.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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Looks like a good trip.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Nice pictures.

I like the tires you have on the Kaw...
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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I need to get out more!
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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"right click, save target as... Nice pics!
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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That's what were afraid of!
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:49 PM   #7
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Gunner Pool campground would be a great spot for a meet up/campout/ride...

Lots of good riding and scenery in the surrounding area.

As a kid, I was able to ride there before the days of closed roads, and no trespassing signs.

I remember riding across the white river at Allison and Guion on the current powered ferry's... There were cables across the river and the ferryman would turn some wheels to change the angle of the vessel so the water current would push the boat across with 5 or 6 cars on it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:50 PM   #8
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???

I thought you rode quite a bit. Is it all Local???
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #9
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I thought you rode quite a bit. Is it all Local???
getting to ride 4 or 5 times a week aint enuff..knowatimean?
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Well, If i ride to work... then I do get 4 or 5 rides per week....

Otherwise it is 4 or 5 times a year... but I try to get out of the state when I go...
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I think I figured out what this building once was at Mountain Crest in Franklin county.
 

 
Boise, ID--Charlotte Ann Perkins HARRIS, 88 of Boise, passed away at her home Sunday, Feb 21, 1999, surrounded by her daughters and granddaughters. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Feb 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Morris Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
Charlotte Ann was born Nov 8, 1910 near Ozark, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Jess Perkins and Frankie Ellen Perkins. She attended the local schools in Barnes, Arkansas and later "The Mountain Crest Girls School" at Mountain Crest, Arkansas.


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Old 11-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #12
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I think I figured out what this building once was at Mountain Crest in Franklin county.
 

 
Boise, ID--Charlotte Ann Perkins HARRIS, 88 of Boise, passed away at her home Sunday, Feb 21, 1999, surrounded by her daughters and granddaughters. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Feb 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Morris Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
Charlotte Ann was born Nov 8, 1910 near Ozark, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Jess Perkins and Frankie Ellen Perkins. She attended the local schools in Barnes, Arkansas and later "The Mountain Crest Girls School" at Mountain Crest, Arkansas.


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How cool is that! I have wondered what it was since I saw it. I use pictures of this building for a screen saver. Now I know, thanks!
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:45 PM   #13
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There is an old college at Cane Hill, AR.

It is surprising how many one building schools of higher education and boarding schools there were back then. Even was one here on Petit jean Mtn.
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we found an old school at Spoke Plant..and Terry has the pictures to prove it and the wet socks too!
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we found an old school at Spoke Plant..and Terry has the pictures to prove it and the wet socks too!
Yep got wet crossing over this stream.
From Arkansas Ozarks

This place blended into the woods quite well.
From Arkansas Ozarks

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