Monday, April 12, 2010

Playing catch up

Well, you caught me right in the middle of reading a bunch of my favorites' posts and adding comments here and there, when I just had to stop dead in my tracks and write this short post to recommend one of Chuck's, where he talks extensively about Har-Ber Village, located in northwest Arkansas.

Have you ever heard of it? Or of Harvey and Bernice Jones? "No" to both questions was my answer, but I found Chuck's post so interesting that I did a little research on the history of the place and the Jones's lives. Fascinating reading!

If you have a few moments to spare, read Chuck's post and then go on to this site, which gives even more detailed information. What really blows my mind are the admission prices* ... $3.50 for ages 14-62 (under 14 years are free), $2.50 for 62+ years of age and free admission for school-sponsored tours.

*You might have noted that these prices are a little different from those Chuck had in his post. I took them right off of the Har-Ber Village website.


whalechaser said...

Yes, it is really amazing. Here I am located in one of the 'poorest' states in the union and yet this particular section...the northwest corner of Arkansas has a plethora of self-made people who seem to feel the best thing to do with all their hard-earned money is give it back to the surrounding communities.

Really, the Waltons, jb Hunt, Reynolds and the Jones families...all settled here and have made fantastic donations to the betterment of the area by funding the Boys and Girls club, a lot at the university of Arkansas, the medical centers and a host of other quality of life endeavors.
Amazing...truly amazing!

Craig Peihopa said...

I loved this article, and the amazing people that they became, how inspiring.