Please enjoy the sidebar links to this Delta community's history, it's people, and it's stories. . . .
A Brief History of Dell
Early Arkansas Photos from the Collection of Curtis C. Duncan
Local Area History:
WPA Writer's Project: Pemiscot Bayou, Little River, & Big Lake in the early years
Local Cemeteries in the Dell Area: The Mooney Cemetery, North of Dell; The Wilkins Cemetery, Ekron/Half Moon; The Shady Grove Cemetery, Shonyo; The Simmons Plantation Cemetery
Lois Lenski Wrote & Illustrated Three Books On Life In Mississippi County, AR
Growing Up in the Delta
"The Cotton Boll" 1939 Dell School Annual
"Killing Bares Jungle Casino at Perryville"
Memories of Big Lake 1950s
Memories of the Dell Boy Scout Troop 255
Memories of the Farmers Gin Company of Dell
One Famous Local: Al Hibbler
Retro 50s at the Old Greyhound Bus Station
Local Pottery From Delta Clay
Folk Art Portrays Delta Life
Some Early Dell History, Magers Farm
Everett-Short Log Home
A Victorian Christmas, 1994
The Wilson Family
Eveline Wright and Moses Crawford Family
William Henry Payne and Louella Mae Tate Family
C. C. Golden/Moody Family
And the sons become the fathers, And the daughters will be wives,
As the torch is passed from hand to hand,
And we struggle through our lives.
Though the generations wander, The lineage survives;
And all of us, from dust to dust,
Become forefathers by and by. (Dan Fogelberg)
"Daily our grandparents are moving out of our lives, taking with them, irreparably, the kind of information contained in this book. They are taking it, not because they want to, but because they think we don't care." (From the Foxfire series) Like that remote area in the Appalachias, our Northeast Arkansas Delta history and folk culture is in jeopardy of being lost. Our grandparents are leaving us, too, with all the stories and ways of living familiar to this Delta culture during the early 20th century. Help us preserve this history--our history. Talk to your family. Write down their stories. Save their photographs. Leave a legacy for future generations. "We can only know where we're going by looking at where we've been."
Buy Joe Chipman's CD: Taming Mississippi County at:
OUR OLD COUNTRY STORE
You might also enjoy the following:
Visit The Duncan Farmstead
Enjoy spending a little time at The Country Farm Home blogspot, where you'll find out more about our Delta country life with Plain and Simple Style. . . . Visit The Country Farm Home
HOME OF JOHN'S RAG RUG LOOMS. . .JOE CHIPMAN'S DELTA INSPIRED CDs. . .AND MORE. . .
VISIT. . .OUR OLD COUNTRY STORE