October 06, 2018
Larry Dablemont, well known author, naturalist and outdoorsman, returns to Baxter County on Saturday, October 6 as one of the featured speakers for the annual Baxter County History Day, a free event co-sponsored by the Baxter County Historical Society and the Mountain Home Parks Department.
Larry Dablemont will be speaking about the History of the White River and will have exhibits from the White River. He has published 10 outdoor books. He continues to write a self-syndicated outdoor column for about 40 newspapers in three states, including the Mountaineer Echo in Flippin and Marshall. He used to write a weekly column for the Baxter Bulletin. Larry publishes a magazine, Lightnin’ Ridge Outdoor Journal, and will have them at the event.
Also speaking will be local historian, Jerry McCoy, who will speak about the Rivers of North Arkansas. Jerry operates the North Woods Antiques Store in Bull Shoals. Jerry conducts seminars of antique fish and tackle and also seminars on antiques. His family settled in the area prior to the Civil War.
Also featured at History Day will be the local Civil War Re-enactors, Wiggin’s Battery, who will be firing their cannon. Parks Department will provide refreshments.
Schedule of events:
9:00 Settlement opens
9:30 Firing of Cannon
10:00 Jerry McCoy “Rivers of North Arkansas”
11:00 Larry Dablemont “History of the White River, pt. 1”
12:00 firing of cannon
12:15 Larry Dablemont “History of the White River, pt. 2”
1:30 firing of cannon
2:00 Settlement closes
“The Historical Society and Parks Department have worked together on History Day for over 20 years,” stated Historical Society Vice President, Jennifer Baker. “It is a great partnership and a lot of fun. We invite people to stop and tour the cabins at Rapp’s Barren and listen to some great speakers who have traveled to Mountain Home to talk about some great topics.”
For more information, contact the Mtn. Home Parks Department at 870-424-7275 or the Baxter County Historical & Genealogical Society at 870-425-2125.