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White Hall THE CITY’S HISTORIC LEGACY The museum’s collection has grown to include a variety of exhibits that are interesting to all members of any family. An entire room is devoted to a collection of memorabilia from several wars in U. S. history. One unique memento is a coconut sent by the late Earl Elkins as a “postcard” to his wife, Dorothy. Also included are a unique collection of women’s hats dating from the 1940s, antique paintings, an assortment of vintage children’s toys, a collection of pocketknives, andf items from the Pine Bluff Arsenal. The museum also features loaned and donated personal collections, plus works by local artists. Behind the main building is a garage that houses the White Hall Fire Department’s first firetruck, a 1942 American LaFrance, restored to like-new condition in 1997 by state prisoners. A railroad caboose, a gift from the Cotton Belt Railroad, is located in a mini- park at the east end of the property. Directly in front of the caboose is a section of the Old Dollar- way Road. (Learn more about the highway on the next page.) The museum is open to the public Thursday, Fri- day and Saturday, from 1:00 to 4:00PM. For more information, call (870) 247-9406. 9 


































































































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