Entries by Bill Carroll

Wear Schoonover of Pocahontas

Arkansas’s first All American in football was Wear Schoonover of Pocahontas.  He was also 2nd team All American in basketball. Schoonover lettered in those two sports as well as baseball and track at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in the 1930s.  He was also President of his college senior class and maintained a 3.85 GPA […]

Lewis deMun

Pocahontas is located in deMun Township.  So, who was deMun (yes, he was a man, not a demon)?  He was a man of national and international importance who lived here in Randolph County, yet many local residents are unfamiliar with him. Lewis deMun was a French aristocrat (a Chevalier of France),  Born on his family’s […]

2014 Historic Randolph County Lecture Series

MAY 3, 2014: As a part of the 2014 Hellbender/Founders Day Celebration, Five Rivers Historic Preservation, Inc. will again present a lecture series featuring experts on Randolph County History. Past years’ lectures have presented information on the Early Frontier and Early Settlement periods. This year’s program covers the years 1815—1820. Missouri Territory to Arkansas Territory—very […]