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The Marion County Arkansas Heritage Society


Marion County Genealogical


Marion County Historical Society


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The Marion County Arkansas Heritage Society will be displaying historical collections and residents or others living out of state who have historical items from Marion County may loan their collections on a temporary basis, said Vicki Roberts, chairman of the Marion County Arkansas Heritage Society.

Currently, the society plans to display collections pertaining to the old mining community of Rush and may set up some military displays, she said.

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Information compiled by Vicki Roberts, president of the Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society, reveals the impact the war had on the area and its people and Marion County's involvement.

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Yellville resident Vicki Roberts spent the last five years compiling all of the data and information needed for her new book entitled, "The Mining Era of Marion County."

Roberts added that her main purpose in publishing the book was to compile all of the mining information into one publication."This is one of the major historical events in our county.All of the information was out there, but scattered about.It needed to be gathered up and printed.It needed to be done."Roberts, who moved to Yellville in 1970, began exploring genealogy 37 years ago as a hobby.Now, she works on genealogy for other people and for history type projects, such as the book.Robert also explained that this is not her first published book.However, it is the first book that she has published on her own.Roberts also co-authored seven other books dealing with genealogy. "Pulling all of the information together was the hardest part of putting the book together," Roberts said.The book is dedicated to Roberts' husband, Ronnie, and son, Doyle."Both of them have been so supportive of me while I worked on this project."Roberts said two very important friends, Mysty McPherson and Linda Kay Casteel, played important roles in the book.
Roberts, who has been employed for over 8 years with the clerical staff at the Arkansas Department of Health, serves as the chairman of the Marion County Historical Society, board of the Marion County Literacy Council, member of the Marion County HomeTown Health Association and is retired from the Ralph-Caney Volunteer Fire Department after 17 years of service.The book will be on sale at the Yellville Area Chamber of Commerce beginning with their open house on Friday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. and at Linda's Beauty Shop on the Square in Yellville for $30 per copy.Books may also be ordered by mail from: Vicki Roberts, 2363 MC 5032, Yellville, AR 72687.A shipping and handling charge will be included with all mailed copies.

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Information compiled by Vicki Roberts, president of the Marion County Historical and Genealogy Society, provided a time line of events and pertinent facts about the war and life during that time.Yellville was at the crossroads of northern Arkansas, which made it an obvious control point for both the Union and Confederacy, she said.

The Confederate encampment of Camp Adams was located on the banks of Crooked Creek in an area which is now Yellville City Park.
Yellville became an important Confederate recruiting center for north Arkansas with two regiments of infantry formed in the town during the course of the war, "the first being the short-lived McCarver's Regiment," Roberts said.
The time line provided by Roberts suggests the first significant date was Nov. 6, 1860, when Abraham Lincoln spoke to his fellow countrymen, "Government cannot endure half slave, half free. ..."
As skirmishes and battles were fought in the crossroads area of Yellville, the more well-known battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Savannah were being waged, according to Roberts.
During November 1862, federal expeditionary troops burned Yellville and returned to do the same in March 1863, she said.

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