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Historic Monte Ne, Arkansas (Images of America Series)
     

Historic Monte Ne, Arkansas (Images of America Series)

by Allyn Lord, Rogers Historical Museum Staff, Staff of Rogers Historical Museum
 

Situated in a lush, spring-fed valley, the town of Silver Springs in Northwest Arkansas was once home to a small community of people who farmed, enjoyed the riches of rural life, and gathered at the local auditorium, gristmill, or tavern. Their world was forever changed in 1900 with the arrival of William Hope "Coin" Harvey. A fervent supporter of the "free silver

Overview


Situated in a lush, spring-fed valley, the town of Silver Springs in Northwest Arkansas was once home to a small community of people who farmed, enjoyed the riches of rural life, and gathered at the local auditorium, gristmill, or tavern. Their world was forever changed in 1900 with the arrival of William Hope "Coin" Harvey. A fervent supporter of the "free silver" movement in the 1890s, Harvey had become disgruntled with the American financial system. Retreating to the pastoral valley, Harvey purchased 320 acres, renamed the community Monte Ne, and began to build a grand resort. It attracted visitors from across the country with its fertile landscape, large hotels, and private rail line. By the 1920s, Harvey had turned his attention to building a large "time capsule" pyramid, of which only the foyer, or amphitheater, was completed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738543369
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,361,899
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Author and museum director Allyn Lord, in collaboration with the Rogers Historical Museum, has compiled an extensive group of images from museum and private collections to tell the compelling story of historic Monte Ne. This book is a tribute both to Harvey and to the people of Monte Ne, past and present.

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