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The History of Gurdon, Arkansas
Transcript of The History of Gurdon, Arkansas
Two U.S. presidents have had membership in Hoo-Hoo.
Theodore Roosevelt was given the prestigious membership number 999 for his work promoting the importance of forests.
Warren G. Harding was inducted in 1905. Town marshall over 20 years ago Hwy 67 Art Thomas The town is famous for its role as the founding place of the International Concatenated Order of the Hoo Hoo, the oldest industrial fraternal organization in the nation. From left, McMillian's store, Earl's Cafe, Hoo Hoo Theater, Paul Potter's Barber Ship, TV repair Shop. "Hoo Hoo" group. Horace Cabe is on the left of the monument. Single wrestler. Move was the "powerhouse" and "bearhug". Born in Gurdon, Arkansas, and died at the age of 79 from cancer. Famous Faces Jimmy Witherspoon the soulful singer who helped Introduce gospel inflections to jazz and blues rhythms has persevered. THE OLD GURDON GYM 932 South 5th Street Henry Bell High School It was called Gurdon Colored School, Henry Bell High School and Gurdon High School.
In the 1960s, segregation became once and for all illegal and Gurdon schools were integrated. With that step, Henry Bell High School became Gurdon Middle School, housing both black and white students in grades five through eight.
When the new Gurdon High School was built on Highway 67, the middle school was moved to the former high school building and middle school students were later moved to the newly-constructed Cabe Middle School. The old gymnasium was shut down before 1995
kids still go there for recreational purposes (basketball)
people trashed it, and put graffiti on the inside, so it's not what it used to be.
It could be fixed up for a center for kids to play ball and stay out of trouble. CHRIS SHOOTING FREE THROWS