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1st Quarter, 1999 to 4th Quarter, 2001
(Vol. 44:1 - 46:4, Edited by Tom Duggan) 
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Articles Published:
Volume 44:1, First Quarter, 1999
(may omit routine items such as listing of officers, publications for sale, and membership forms) 

  The Bloomington (Mudtown) Monument on Old Wire Road in Lowell, cover photo 
  BCHS Times Past, text of article in the program of the 1956 Rogers Diamond Jubilee celebration, 1 
  Caring Lowell Residents Create a Legacy: Story of the Bloomington Marker and of the Lowell Historical Museum, w/ photos, 3-6 
Bentonville Jail Fire, 6 
President's Message, 7 
Sep '99 Meeting, 7 
Lowell's Unknown RR Depot, 8- 12 (photos) 


44:2, Second Quarter, 1999
Earl A. Harris, cover photo 
July 11, 1999 Meeting, 1 
Officers & Directors, 2 
President's Message, 3 
From the Editor, 4 
Harris Baking Company of Rogers, 5
April 11, 1999 BCHS Meeting, John Mitchael speaks on Gravette's Denton Cabin, 9 
Tombstone Preservation and Repair Experts Visit NW A, 11 
Native American Cemetery Reader, NACR Genealogy Database now in operation, 12 
Postcard History Series - Washington and Benton Counties - Book Review, 13 
Welcome New Members, 15
Thank You Volunteers, 15 


44:3, Third Quarter, 1999
The Reagan Home, cover 
From the Editor, 1 
Sep 19, 1999 Meeting 
President's Message, 4 
Ceremony Scheduled at Pea Ridge Park, 4 
J. Wesley Sampier - Obit., 5 
July BCHS Meeting, 7 
The Vaughn Community, 8 
The Vaughn School, 10 
Vaughn Photos, 13 
Gravette - 1910, 18 
Rogers, 1904, 18 
Railway Men Visit Sulphur Springs, 21 
Potpourri, 22 


44:4, Fourth Quarter, 1999 
Reagan Home Attic, cover photo 
BCHS Director Kenneth Plumlee Resigns, 1 
President's Message, 3 
From the Editor, 3 
Our House, Neighborhood, and Childhood, by the Reagan Sisters, 4 
1897 Hymn to Bentonville, 11 
Henrietta Schaunee Vandergaten, by Margaret Shields, 13 
Dr. Neil E. Compton, Obit., 16 
Bertrand C. McCumsey, Obit., 18 
The 1921 Death of M.Q. Couch in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, 19 
Pioneer Inventory Reduction Sale, 22 
1999 Pioneer Index, by Mary Marquess, 25-27 

45: 1, First Quarter, 2000
Wonderland Cave Nightclub, cover photo 
From the Editor, 1 
President's Message, 3 
Year 1.9K, 3 
Dec. 5, 1999 Meeting, 4 
JP Inquest - Harry Osterhuis, 5
Recollections About Wonderland Cave - Part 1, by Carole Westby, 7 
The Demise of Sulphur Springs, 12 
BCHS Year 2000 Meeting Dates, 14 
The Kihlberg Hotel of Sulphur Springs, 16 
The Sulphur Springs Museum, 18 
The Fate of the William L. Post Family, by Terrel Shields, 23 
Genealogical Inquiry Corner, 26 


45:2, Second Quarter, 2000 

Benton County Oil Gusher, November, 1920, cover photo 
President's Message, 2 
From the Editor, 3 
Feb 13, 2000 Meeting, Plans for the Dr. Neil Compton Residence, Ellen Compton Shipley's Program, 4 
April 9, 2000 Meeting, The White River Before Beaver Lake, Duane Hand's Program, 5 
Handling the Mail in Benton County Arkansas (1836- 1976), Book Review, 7 
Gravette 1919, 8 
Recollections About Wonderland Cave, Part 2, Carole Westby, 9 
Blacks in Benton County, 11 
Black & Tan Poster, 12 
Benton County Oil & Gas Exploration (1896-1948), 13 
Benton County Oil Boom Bit Players, 1 7 
Mystery Photo, unidentified young married couple, 1902 photo, by Laura Harris, 18


45:3, Third Quarter, 2000

Texas Longhorn Cattle in North Springdale, cover photo by editor 
President's Message, 3 
From the Editor, 3 
Mason Valley School District, 4 
Garfield and Her Ten Schools and some adjoining Schools, Garfield, Arkansas, Book Review, 10 
My Time in the CCC, Dale Jefferson Interview, 11 
Benton County Cattle Marks and Brands, 14 
The V.S.S. Brush, Jack Massimino interview, 18 
The White River Railroad Bridge, 21 
Photo Gallery, Dale Jefferson and Jack Massimino, 23 
Sulphur Springs Images, Hibler Building and Kihlberg Hotel, 24


45:4, Fourth Quarter, 2000 

Peel House Mansion Brick Walk - leading to Andy Lynch Cabin, cover photo 
President's Message, 1 
Jackson & Williams Settlement, by Terrel Shields, 3 
A Story of Two Small Graves, by Bill Good, 8 
Centerton Methodist Church, 10 
The Centerton Telephone Company, 11 
Centerton, Arkansas and the Turn of the Century, 17 
Deathbed Transcription, by Bill Good, 18 
Centerton, Arkansas, 20
Miscellaneous, 21 
Index of Year 2000 Pioneer, 24 
Apple Era Evaporator in Centerton, ca 1898, back cover photo 


46:1, First Quarter, 2001 

Raccoon, cover photo 
From the Editor, 1 
President's Message, 2 
Your Attention Please, 2 
Depression-Era Teaching in Benton County, 4 
Signs Farmers Believed In, 6
Bentonville, Ark (1889), 8 
The Coon On The Log, Major 1946 Event at Lake Keith, Cave Springs, 10 
Cave Springs, 1948, 15 
Rogers and Vicinity, 1907, 16 
Citizens Bank, 18 
Cave Springs, May, 1942, photo in Smitty Buchanan's bar-cafe, 21 
Cave Springs, Late-'50's photo of Anna Buchanan, owner, in the Trolley Cafe, back cover 

46:2, Second Quarter, 2001

Dr. Highfill's last straw hat, displayed by Don Shores of Cave Springs, cover photo 
Special Thanks, 1 
President's Message, 3 
From the Editor, 3 
Elisha Jay Highfill, M.D., 4 
Signs Farmers Believed In, Part Two, 11 
1863 Skirmishes Near Maysville, BEEP Tour led by Rick Parker, 13 
Rice, a transitory name applied to its station at Centerton by the Arkansas & Oklahoma RR to honor a company attorney, 17 
April 1, 2001 BCHS Meeting, Presentation on Internet Resources by Genealogist James Johnson of Fayetteville, 19 
Skirmishes Around Bentonville and Little Sugar Creek Preceding the Battle of Pea Ridge, Review of the new (4/2001) BCHS publication, 20 


46:3, Third Quarter, 2001

Dr. Neil Compton, M.D., and Anna Mae Searles, cover photo 
President's Message, 1 
A Journey Into History - A Delightful Bus Trip: BCHS Tour to Van Winkle Estate and the War Eagle (Blackburn) Cemetery, led by Monte Harris, of the Rogers Historical Museum, 3 
The Western Border of Benton County, 6 
The Garfield School, 7 
For Your Consideration: Miscellaneous, 7 
July 9, 2001 BCHS Meeting, by Clara Blankenship, 8 
Our History: Benton County Historical Society, by Tom Duggan, 9-17 
BCHS People, photos, 18-21 
Chronology ofBCHS Presidents over the years, compiled by Win Logue, 22 



46:4, Fourth Quarter, 2001 
Roscoe Conkling Hobbs, of Rogers and St. Louis, 1944 photo, cover 
President's Message, 1 
Monte Ne Memories: Letter From the Arkansas Traveler, published in the Fremont (Iowa) Herald of Jan. 1, 1906, 3 
Romance in Monte Ne, 4 
Vinola Wine Ranch, from a 1911 souvenir booklet at the Rogers Hist. Museum, 5 
Roscoe Hobbs, biography of this important citizen and benefactor, by Tom Duggan, 7-12 
Hobbs Images: Hobbs home and family, 13 
Index - 2001 Pioneer, by Win Logue & Mary Marquess, 16-20 

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