Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
The Chancellor 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.The Chancellor was born in 1746 to Robert and Margaret in New York City.  I could not find any information about his early childhood so we’ll just move on.  He graduated from King’s College (now Columbia University) in 1764.  He married Mary in 1770.  He represented the Provincial Congress of New York at the Continental Congress in 1776.  He was appointed Recorder of New York City in 1773.  You may know him better as Robert Livingston.  He served in various positions with the new government but he was given the nickname as...
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By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Journey)
Wal-Mart Museum is located in Downtown Bentonville. Ever wonder about Sam Walton's Truck out front?"After Sam Walton’s passing, the WVC was expanded to include Sam’s famous pickup and more exhibits. Nobody wanted to risk driving Sam’s truck into the museum from the outside, but Betty Holmes got behind the wheel without hesitation and drove it inside. It remained there until 2010, when it was removed to undergo a process of conservation—not a restoration—to halt deterioration but include all the original dents, dings, and scratches." - passage from www.walmartmuseum.comThe Walmart Museum105 N. Main Street,Bentonville, AR 72712479-273-1329 Looking to live in Downtown Bentonville?The market is hot! Call, text or email me for the latest listings.Visit my website at www.paulaprincesellshomes...
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By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Journey)
The Benton County Courthouse is at the heart of the county seat of Benton County. It was built in 1928 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The courthouse was built in the Classic Revival style by Albert O. Clark and anchors the east side of the Bentonville Town Square.The Courthouse features a totally symmetrical façade with a centrally located entrance. The building also exhibits keystones, a main characteristic of Classic Revival architecture The third floor originally included a balcony; however this was later enclosed to allow for climate control.  Looking to live in Downtown Bentonville?The market is hot! Call, text or email me for the latest listings. Visit my website at www.paulaprincesellshomes.com
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
J.G. Chaney 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.I maybe giving tis away too soon.  J.G. was born in San Francisco, California in 1876 to William and Flora.  As far as formal education goes J.G. had very little.  He only completed grade school in Oakland.  He was largely self-educated.  Due in a large part to a local librarian Ina Coolbrith.  He worked in several odd jobs and at one time was known as an oyster pirate.  He also spent time in the Erie County Penitentiary at Buffalo, New York for vagrancy.  If you haven’t figured it out by now I’m writing about John Griffith C...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Bradford Gates 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.Bradford was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania back in 1978.  Yes, that’s right 1978.  He graduated from Manheim township High School in1995.  BTW he was a Johns Hopkins dropout.  He did work at the Lancaster Coconuts record store before he became famous.  Sorry but you may know him better as Braford Gates “Brad” Rutter.  If you don’t recognize the name all the better cause I’m going to tell you the rest of the story.He resides in California now but his claim to fame is he is the biggest all-time money winner of “Jeopardy”. ...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Thomas 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.Thomas was born in Dorset, England back in 1840 to Thomas and Jemima.  His mother Jemima was well-read and educated which helped Thomas when he first went to school at the age of 8.  While at school he learned Latin and showed academic potential.  His formal education ended at 17 because his family could not afford to send him to college.  He moved to London in 1862.  Prior to that we worked for an architect.  I could not find out how but in any respect he was enrolled as a student with King’s College in London. During his time in...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Enrico 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.Enrico was born in Rome back in 1901 to Alberto and Ida.  He graduated from high school in 1918.  Enrico applied for the Sapienza University of Rome, where he achieved first place in the entrance exam.  During his time there Luigi Puccianti (the professor) acknowledged there was little that he could teach Enrico and often had asked Enrico to teach him something instead.  He obtained such a high level in the subject of quantum physics that we was asked to organize seminars on the subject. Needless to say he was far more advanced th...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Ann Elizabeth Hodges 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.Ann Elizabeth Hodges, what can one say?  Not much…  Hunt as much as I may I can’t tell you where she was born, who her parents were, where she went to school and the list goes on.  What I can tell you is that she will go down in history for something that happened to her.  My question is can you tell me or do you remember what that was?  It was major headline news for several weeks.  It brought her fame but she did not want fame or the recognition that came with it. Okay times up back in November 1954 at 01:46 PM in ...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Garrett Morgan 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.  I hope that you will go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Garrett Morgan was born in Claysville, Kentucky in 1877 to Sydney and Eliza.  He actually went to school finishing the sixth grade.  He moved to Cincinnati where we worked as a handyman.  He was privileged enough to hire a tutor and continue his studies while working.  In 1895 he moved to Cleveland where he went to work repairing sewing machines.  This sparked his interest in how things worked.  He opened his own business and as they say the rest is history. He is credited for several patents and or course was an inven...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Lorraine 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.  I hope that you will go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Lorraine was born in Philadelphia in 1810.  There is not much written about his childhood except for the following.  He kept getting punished for wearing out the knees of his pants observing the habits of insects especially the habits of ants.  I can tell you he graduated from Yale University in 1831.  He was a pastor of various Congregational churches in the Massachusetts area.  Although he did not invent this he is credited for it in the U.S. by receiving the first patent for the improvements he made.  So you may know him ...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
John Orley 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.  I hope that you will 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 Orley was born in Winchester, Kentucky back in 1899 to John and Eleanor.  I could not find anything about his childhood but I can tell you he went to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where he played the violin.  In 1918, he attended Vanderbilt University where he met Robert and from there as they say, the rest is history.  In 1924 he moved to New York City and worked part time as a janitor to make ends meet. BTW you may know John Orley better as John Orley Allen Tate.  Allen was an American poet, essayist and Poet...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Mikhailovich 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.Mikhailovich was born in Moscow, Russia back in 1821 to Mikhail and Maria.  Starting at the age of three, his nanny Alena read to him about heroic sagas and fairy tales.  Beginning at the age of four his mother used the Bible to teach him how to read and write.  In 1837, his mother died of tuberculosis and his father sent him to the Nikolayev Military Institute.  He was refused admission due to his epilepsy.  My goodness in looking over his many adventures it would not fit in this forum so we will get straight to the matter....
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Buckskin 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.  I hope that you will go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Buckskin was born in San Antonio, Texas back in 1842.  There is no record of who his parents were or anything about his childhood.   He was an individual of many talents.  He was reported to have been a U.S. Army scout, bartender, rancher, miner, con man and a gunfighter just to name a few.  He was first recorded as an employee in the Thomas Boland’s saloon at 311 Pine, San Francisco back in 1878.  In the mid 1880’s he moved to Tombstone, Arizona where his trouble began.  He dressed in a fringed buckskin vest thus his nickna...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Frances Matilda 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.  I hope that you will go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Frances Matilda was born in Indianapolis, Indiana back in 1840 to Jacob and Esther.  Nothing I could find could give me fodder to write about her childhood. Therefore, at the age of 17 she married Samuel.  Samuel went to California and ended up working in a silver mine in Nevada.  Frances followed him the next year.  However, in 1866, they moved to Virginia City, Nevada and Samuel began going with Saloon girls.  The marriage was doomed to failure and she left Samuel in 1875.  To get away she moved to Paris where she m...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Pudge 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.  I hope that you will go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Pudge was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota back in 1867.  Not surprisingly, this is one the history books has wrong.  However, you will need to read the rest of the story to understand.  Pudge was a three-time All-American when he played for Yale University.  In 1895, teenage football star John Brallier was paid $10.00 to play football for the Latrobe Athletic Association, making him the first publicly acknowledged professional American football player.  Now for the rest of the story.  You may know “Pudge” better as William Heffe...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
John Carroll 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 Carroll was born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland back in 1735 to Daniel and Eleanor.  John was educated at the College of St. Omer in France.   He joined the Society of Jesus at the age of 18 in 1755.  He remained in France becoming an ordained to the priesthood in 1769.  He worked as a missionary in Maryland and Virginia.  He traveled throughout the colonies preaching to the faithful.  However, can you tell me what two things he is most noted for?Well I am here to tell you he was the founder of Georgetown University and wa...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Wayne MartinWell people it's official Mr. Wayne Martin is on page 2 on the leaderboard.  There for awhile he was missing because of business and a move.  However when he came back he came back with a vengence and hasn't slowed down one bit.  So if you get a moment please go by and offer him a job well done.  Posting his trivia questions humble most of us and I would love to know where he gets them.  Just go visit his blogs and you'll see what I'm talking about.CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Martin.  
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Darryl Dawkins 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.  I hope that you will go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Okay you sport fans this is a test.  This is only a test.  There is only one answer; do you know what it is?  Darryl attended Maynard Evans High School in Orlando, Florida.  His team won the state championship in 1975.  He entered the NBA draft as a hardship candidate.  It was reported the league want him to be another Wilt Chamberlain right away.  His reply of course was typical for him.  He stated, “I can’t be Wilt he’s, much taller than me”.  Although his career playing was not stellar, there is one thing he is most...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
DeWitt 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.  I hope that you will go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.DeWitt was born in St. Paul, Minnesota back in 1889.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWI where he was wounded.  He spent four months in a French hospital recovering from his injuries.  During his recovery, he spent his time reading American magazines.  When he returned for the following six months, you could find him at the Minneapolis Public Library researching magazine articles.  BTW you may know him better as DeWitt Wallace the founder of Readers Digest.  At one time, it was one of the most widely circulated periodical...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
 Philip 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 known.  Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Philip was born in Washington, D.C. back in 1854 to Joao and Maria.  At the age of 6 he started playing the violin.  He was reported to have absolute pitch even at that age.  At 13 his father enlisted him in the United States Marine Corps as an apprentice to keep him from joining a circus band.  You may know Philip better as John Philip Sousa.  His songs and marches are legendary.  Then include The Stars and Stripes Forever, Semper Fidelis, The Liberty Bell, The Thunderer and The Washington Post to name a few.  There is a stamp ...
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