Entries by Dr. Pat Carroll

The Sky Was Falling In Pocahontas

Everybody who visits Pocahontas wants to see our famous meteorite! In the fall of 1858, a bright light streaked across the skies of northeast Arkansas. This visitor from the heavens was the remains of a large meteor that had burned its way through Earth’s atmosphere. It’s fiery presence grew larger as it approached the City […]

Pocahontas Featured On Travel Blog

Jim Hollenbeck writes the travel blog “Me, You, and 62” about his travels along U.S. Highway 62. His most recent blog entry focuses on his visit to Pocahontas and Randolph County, and he calls the people here “about the friendliest I’ve ever met in my lifetime.” Hollenbeck retired from 31 years in newspaper and television […]

Bird Watching in Randolph County

[fancy_box]By guest author Dr. Pat Carroll of Lesmeister Guesthouse & The St. Charles[/fancy_box] Birding (bird watching) is very popular here due to Randolph County’s location on two of the main bird migration routes in the U. S.—the Central Flyway and the Mississippi Flyway. These merge just north of us, and their routes narrow here, concentrating […]