Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
SocratesThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Socrates was born in Athens around 470/469 BC.  Although nothing survives of his writings he has become renowned for this contribution to the field of ethics.  To understand anything about Socrates one need to read the works of Plato.  Plato’s writings are believed to be the most informative source about Socrates’ life and philosophy.  Some historians disagree with Plato’s writings but they have not produced any evidence to discredit him.  In Plato’s writings he writes one of his friends asked the oracle at Delphi if anyone were wiser than Socrates. ...
Comments 15
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Wilson MiznerThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Wilson was born in Benicia, California back in 1876.  The family moved to Guatemala where he and his brothers spent their time robbing churches.  In 1897 Wilson, William and Edgar traveled to the Klondike Gold Rush and spent time bilking miners by operating badger games and managing fighters.  He once robber a restaurant to get chocolate for this girlfriend.  To avoid the angry miners and law enforcement he fled to New York where he married into money.  The marriage did not last long, however during the marriage he had access to artistic masterp...
Comments 9
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Edmund Burke Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Edmond Burke was born in Dublin, Ireland back in 1729 to Richard and Mary.  Edmond attended trinity College Dublin and in 1747, he set up a debating society called “Edmond Burke’s Club”.  It is the oldest undergraduate society in the world.  The minutes of the meetings remain in the collection of the Historical Society.  In 1765 he entered the House of Commons.  The first subject he addressed was the controversy with the American colonies.  He also took a leading role in a debate regarding the constitutional limits of the king. He was a staunch ...
Comments 11
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Alberto Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Alberto was born in San Antonio to Pablo and Maria.  His father was a migrant worker with a second grade education.  His family of 10 lived in a small two-bedroom home which was built by his father and uncles.  He had no hot running water and no telephone.  He graduated with honors at MacArthur High School in Harris County Texas.  After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force, while in the service he received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.  He made the Dean’s List every semester and served as President of the Fre...
Comments 11
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Pearl Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Pearl was born in Zanesville, Ohio back in 1872 to Robert and Alice.  Now comes the hard part.  Pearl entered the University of Pennsylvania and studied dentistry.  Pearl opened up the dental practice in 1896 in New York City.  Business was not great so Pearl worked on another passion of which Pearl will always be noted for.  Now comes the rest of the story.  You may know Pearl better as Pearl Zane Grey.  Yep that Zane Grey.  Prior to opening up the dental office he was an accomplished baseball player and loved just loved to brawl.  His tendency to fig...
Comments 17
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Richard Lawrence Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Richard was born in Lancashire, England back in 1800. I have no history as to who his parents were or his early childhood.  What I can tell you is the following:  around November 1832 he found work as a house painter.  It was then his behavior and mental stability changed.  He told his family on several occasions he was moving back to England.  However, for one reason or another he always returned home.  When he was questioned by family members on how he was going to make a living he told them he didn’t need to work because the United States...
Comments 14
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Edward Paul Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Edward was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania back in 1927 to Paul and Mildred.  After graduating high school, just 8 months before his 18th birthday back in 1945, before he was drafted he decided to make a trip.  He explored the American southwest.  His mode of travel, by foot, bus, hitchhiking and freight train hopping.  During WWII he served two years as a military police officer in Italy.  He was promoted twice and demoted twice because of his knack for opposing authority.  After returning to the states he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and atten...
Comments 12
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Dembitz Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Dembitz was born in Louisville, Kentucky back in 1856 to Adolph and Frederika.  He grew up in “a family enamored with books, music and politics.  He graduated from the Louisville Male High School at 14 with high honors.  His family left for Europe and returned in 1875 where he enrolled in Harvard law School at 18.  His eyesight began to fail him due to the gas lights used at that time.  To compensate he had other students read to him while he tried to memorize the legal principles.  He graduated as valedictorian and has been noted as having the highe...
Comments 17
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Logie Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Logie was born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire back in 1888 to John and Jessie.  He received his education at Larchfield Academy, and the University of Glasgow.  While at school he took part in a series of engineering apprentice jobs as part of his course.   WWI interrupted his learning and he never returned to graduate.  Because he was classified as unfit for duty he went to work for the Clyde Valley Electrical Power Company, they were engaged in munitions works.  I don’t know what medical conditions he suffered with but let’s just say it was a lifelon...
Comments 15
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Vicente Pinzon Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Vicente was born in Palos de la Frontera, Spain back in 1462 to Martin and Mayor.  The date of his birth is uncertain but suffice it to say at this time what does it really matter….  Anyway, nothing is written or survives about his childhood.  The historians suggest he was married twice. Records indicate he was living in Seville in 1502.  Records show he died in 1514 in Seville or Triana, however it is doubtful if we will ever know.  What we do know with some certainty is that he is buried in a cemetery near Triana.  So with such a short life ...
Comments 14
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Alton Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Alton was born in Castries, Saint Lucia back in 1930.  I have no information as to his fathers or mothers name, so onward we go.  All I can tell you is apparently he graduated but from where I can’t tell you.  You may ask why I would write about someone with so little information.  Well, I can tell you it is for what he accomplished is my goal.  What I can tell you about Alton is that he married three times all of them ending in divorce.  I can also tell you he was hired as a teacher by Boston University, where he founded the Boston Playwrights’ Theatr...
Comments 14
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Elizabeth Blackwell Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Elizabeth was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England back in 1821 to Samuel and Hannah.  They moved to the America’s in 1832.  Her father hired a governess and private tutors to educate his children.  She was a staunch supporter of the antislavery movement attending meetings throughout the mid to late 1830’s.  In pursuit of a higher education she applied and was rejected by several schools of higher education for the degree she was in search of.  Finally, in 1847 she was accepted as a student by Hobart College in upstate New York.  Whi...
Comments 14
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Newbold Jones Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Newbold Jones was born in New York City back in 1862 to George and Lucretia.  During her young years her family traveled to France, Italy, Germany and Spain.  By the age of 10 she was fluent in French, German and Italian.  For education she was attended by tutors and governesses.  She was however limited in her education as her mother had forbidden for her to read novels and she complied with this command.  Her family was affluent and she married into it as well.  She traveled extensively in Europe.  During WWI while many fled Paris she moved t...
Comments 11
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Mary Patricia Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Mary Patricia Plagman was born in Fort Worth, Texas back in 1921 to Jay and Mary.  The couple divorced 10 days before Mary Patricia’s birth.  In 1924 her mother moved to New York City.  When Mary was 12 her mother sent her to live with her grandmother in Fort Worth for a year.  Mary wrote she had been abandoned and was the “saddest year” of her life.  Mary has also written her mother told her that she had tried to abort her by drinking turpentine.  This love-hate relationship haunted her for the rest of her life.  In 1942 after graduating from ...
Comments 15
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Aloysius Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Aloysius was born in Rathgar, Ireland back in 1882 to John and Mary.  He attended Clongowes Wood College.  He later enrolled into the University College Dublin in 1898.  His studies included English, French and Italian.  After graduation he left for Paris to study medicine.  It was while he was in Paris he received a notification from his father telling him his mother was I’ll.  He returned home where she died shortly after his arrival.  He was an alcoholic prior to her death, but afterwards he really began to drink more heavily than in the past.  H...
Comments 12
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Collins Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Collins was born on July 4th, 1826 to William and Eliza in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.  He attended private academies and was educated in English, grammar, diction, penmanship, mathematics and of course Latin and Greek.  In 1846 he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he was a bookkeeper with a steamship company.  He died in 1864 at 37.  BTW you may know him better as Stephen Foster, that’s right that Stephen Foster.  He wrote “Oh! Susanna”, which became an anthem of the California Gold Rush.  Among his other famous songs were, Camptown Races, Old Folks ...
Comments 14
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
 Samuel Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Samuel was born in Saint Mary’s County, Maryland back in 1894 to Richard and Anne.  He left school at 13 and went to work for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.  He worked as an operative from 1915 to 1922, when he took time off during WWI.  Sometime shortly after the war he became an alcoholic.  In 1937 he joined the Communist Party USA.  If you haven’t figured it out by what I’ve already given you he is also known as Dashiell Hammett.  When WWII started he, even though he was a communist, he again joined the United States Army, stationed in t...
Comments 17
By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
New Home for sale in DOWNTOWN BENTONVILLEGorgeous Home in Downtown Bentonville - Call today to see! Here is a 3D TOUR of this Amazing home - walking distance to the Bentonville Square: Contact NICKY DOU | Keller Williams Market Pro Realty | 479.236.3457 | nicky@nickydou.com  Crystal Bridges Art Museum 21C Museum Hotel BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL  Arkansas ART TRAIL BENTONVILLE WEBSITE BENTONVILLE TRAILS BENTONVILLE SCHOOLS explore NORTHWEST ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE IN BENTONVILLE WITH TOP REALTOR NICKY DOU   
Comments 3
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Hermine Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Hermine was born in Vienna, Austria back in 1909.  She moved to escape the food shortage in 1920 due to WWI.  There she was an honor student during her school years.  After graduation from high school she worked as an accountant and later as a secretary with the Dutch branch of the German firm Opekta.  During the German occupation in WWII she helped others by buying food and other necessities.  She would void buying a large amount by never buying more than what she could carry in one shopping bag.  That required her to visit seve...
Comments 18
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John Randolph Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.John Randolph was born in Santa Monica, California back in 1920 to Samuel and Margaret.  Before john was born his father left and he never knew him.  In the laste 1920’s and early 1930’s he lived at the Our Lady of Loretto Church, where he attended elementary school.  He went on to attend Belmont High School and later at St. John’s University in Minnesota, majoring in art.  During WWII he enlisted in the United State Army Air Force, however he “washed out” of flight training.  He received a hardship discharge because he was...
Comments 15