Historian Tom Dillard

Tom Dillard

Tom Dillard is an educator and Arkansas Historian who enjoys learning about the various traditions and cultures found around Arkansas. He was nominated for Arkansas Instructor of the Year in 2020.

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Conrad Elsken: An Immigrant, Entrepreneur, and Leader

Conrad Elsken, 1850-1931. He is buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Paris. The founder of many businesses in North Logan County and instrumental in the paving of Highway 22 in the 1890s and the establishment of Subiaco as a municipality.

18 February, 2022
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The Widow Logan Site

In 2009 Larry Porter, an archeological assistant with the Arkansas Archeological Survey station at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute near Morrilton, published an article in Field Notes on a farmstead along Sugar Creek in southern Logan County known as the “Widow Logan Site.”

23 December, 2021
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Thanksgiving For The First Time

A New Yorker by the name of Sarah Josepha Hale is due most of the credit for Arkansas' first Thanksgiving celebration.

22 November, 2021
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