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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 12

The last place I wanted to visit was a small town called Three Creeks, which was about 5 miles southwest of El Dorado. This was the town from which Company G of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry was recruited After lunch … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 11

It seemed like we drove forever to find the second cemetery. We motored on back roads replete with nice homes on large 2 to 5 acre lots. The lots had abundant numbers of hard wood trees and early spring flowers … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 10

Well, I decided to go south to the first cemetery the lady had suggested.  We traveled south again and passed a crew working on clearing the power lines for any overhanging trees. This was about the 5th time we had … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 9

          The information I had gotten off the internet as to where Littleton and Nancy were buried directed us to the small Town of Strong, AR, which was 18 miles due east of El Dorado on Highway 82.  Once we … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 7

In the 1850’s the river traffic was booming and Champaignolle had grown to a town of 100 inhabitants. There were even two other small hamlets that were started in the local area. Many young men left Champaignolle in May of … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME -Part 5

Well, we made it back to the inhabited house without getting accosted by an oil worker.  Also we never saw any animals for that matter, which was unusual for a wooded area as dense as existed in this area.  We … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME -Part 4

The roadway began a descent and we passed an old abandoned oil well and then passed an operating one with the huge rotating arms supposedly pumping up the oil. It looked like an aged dinosaur rearing up and lunging forward … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME -Part 3

Well we traveled for about another 4 miles and not seeing another road to the left that looked anything like what was on our map, we turned around and went back. We entered the gravel road and went by the … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 2

Prior to our adventure I had gone on the internet and printed portions of maps showing where the town of Champaignolle and the cemetery where Littleton and Nancy Duke’s graves were supposed to be. About 9:00 AM we arrived at … Continue reading

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