Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
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.Thomas was born in London back in 1558 to Francis and Anna. Thomas enrolled in Merchant Taylors’ School in 1565 where he received a well-rounded education. Among the studies were Latin and Greek. The curriculum also included music, drama physical education and good manners. Thomas wrote The Spanish Tragedy among other but can you tell me what he is most noted for? Well some believe he may have been the author of a Hamlet play pre-dating Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The discussions continue. It may never be resolved but at least you know the...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Sibert 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.Sibert was born in Gore, Virginia back in 1873 to Charles and Mary.  At the age of nine she moved with her parents to the frontier of Nebraska.  Her father tried farming for eighteen months and moved again to Red Cloud where he opened a real estate and insurance business.  There for the first time their children attended school.  Her time in the Nebraska wilderness influenced her by its vastness or the prairie and the various cultures of the European-American and Native American families that lived in the area.  She went on house ...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
600 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.You all remember Edith Wharton don’t you?  She was born in 1862 to a wealthy New York family.  She grew up in pre-Civil War society.  She didn’t marry until she was 23 to Edward Wharton.  They divorced in 1913 when she started to write.  Her themes of unhappy marriages, divorce and free-spirited individuals who were trapped by society.  Anyway some of her writings include “The House of Mirth”, “Twilight Sleep” and of course the “Age of Innocence” that won her a Pulitzer.  She died in France in 1937.  If you get a chance you need to try one of her writing...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
599 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.Shoichi Yokoi was a Japanese sergeant during WW ll.  No big deal right?  Well let me tell you the rest of the story.  During the war the Japanese from 1941 to 1944 occupied the island.  After three years of occupation the U.S. forces retook Guam.  During the Japanese retreat they left Sergeant Yokoi on the island.  He survived for 28 years waiting for the forces from Japan to retake the island.  He was discovered in 1972 and was returned to Japan.  After being discharged he married and for his honeymoon returned to the island he had called home for nearl...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
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.Robert Baden-Powell does the name ring a bell?  If not let me tell you a little something about the man.  Born February 1857 he joined the British Army and served from 1876 to 1910.  During his military career he was posted in Malta for three years and worked as an intelligence officer.  During his career he wrote several small manuals for the military regarding the skills he learned.  One of those was titled “Aids to Scouting”.  The manual took off and after his career ended he founded the “Boy Scouts”.  If you liked what you’ve read take a moment and join ...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
597 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.When you think of Robin Hood you think of Sherwood Forest, King Richard and the Sheriff of Nottingham.  Errol Flynn made the character famous running around in his green tights.  Researchers are still on a quest to find out the real identify of Robin Hood or even if he really existed.  Some historians think it may have been the Earl of Huntingdon or a member of the Knights Templar.  Most think it is simply a medieval myth based on popular fables.  One thing is for sure however, the legend has been written and the controversy will continue.  I have the mo...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
596 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.In accident reconstruction one of the mathematical formulas one learns is the Pythagorean Theorem.  Pythagoras lived during the 5th and 6th century B.C.  However studies have indicated the Egyptians may have divined the formula much earlier.  Whatever the case Pythagoras is noted for the mathematical equation and as they say the rest is history.  On a side note the mathematician is also known as the spiritual father of a cult obsessed with numerology.     On another side note Pythagoras hated beans…  Don’t know why but he did hate those tasty tidbits.  S...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
595 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.Henry the 8th of England is known as a tyrant and having six wives.  However did you know he was also a song writer?  Shortly after taking over control of the throne he wrote a beloved and popular song. The title was “Pastime with Good Company”.  The song was a celebration to the way of courtly life.  He also wrote others but none of them was as popular as was his first one.  If you liked what you’ve read take a moment and join us at activerain.com/groups/trivia21.Remember to smile.  It will make people wonder what you have been up to.   
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
594 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.Henry Brown does that name ring a bell?  Probably not but let me tell you a little story.  Henry Brown was a slave his wife and children were sold and shipped away to another state in 1848.  He resolved to be united with his family so what did he do?  Why he along with help from a free black and a white shopkeeper he wedged himself into a three by two wooden box and had himself shipped from Philadelphia to Richmond.  The trip took 27 hours thus proving that love conquers all.  After the war in 1875 he had a stage act in which he showed the audience how h...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
592 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.Joseph-Ignace Guillotin is famous for inventing the “Guillotine” but did he?  Well truth be known he did not invent the famous way to execute people.  In fact he was a noted opponent of capital punishment.  In 1739 he proposed a more humane and painless method to be used instead of the practice to hanging or ax beheadings. Apparently he got the attention of the French National Assembly and was appointed a managerial role in the development of a more humane way of execution.  The actual guillotine was modeled by finding a similar device found in Scotland ...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
 591 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.Abner Doubleday is a name we all have been told is the young man who invented the game of baseball.  However that is not true.  Baseball began as a mixture of an English game called rounders and cricket.  While no-one really knows who invented the game here are the facts.  Alexander Joy Cartwright a member of the New York Knickerbocker Baseball Club actually codified a new set of rules that forms the basis for modern day baseball.  He called for a diamond-shaped infield, foul lines and the three-strike rule.  One more thing he abolished the rule of “tag...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
590 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.Most of us know Santa Anna as the ruthless leader who had his soldiers wipe out the defenders of the Alamo. However did you know he had a prosthetic cork and wooden leg?  Well he did but my question is where do you know where that leg is now?  Well during the 1847 battle of Cerro Gordo it was seized by a group of Illinois soldiers as a trophy piece.  It toured a lot of the country fails and is now in the possession of the Illinois State Military Museum.  Despite repeated requests of the Mexican government to repatriate the leg it still is in the possessi...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
589 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.Many of us know Julia Child as a famous cook.  However can you tell me what she did in WW11 that no-one talks about?  Well set back and listen you’re about to hear her story.In 1942 she tried to get into the WAVES but was rejected because she stood 6’3”.  That’s one thing I never knew.  Anyway being a determined woman she got a job with the OSS in Washington, D.C.  She helped create a chemical to repel sharks.  During her time with the OSS she handled a huge volume of highly classified and top-secret documents.  While stationed in France she fell in love...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
588 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.One of the most famous assignations was committed by John Wilkes Booth.  Everyone know the story but did you know there was a 100,000.00 reward for Booth?   So my question to you is who received the reward for Booth?  Well I’m here to tell you what you did not know.  Everton Conger received 15,000.00 Edward Doherty 5,250.00, Lafayette Baker 3,750.00, Luther Baker 3,000.00, Boston Corbet 1,653.85, 5,000.00 was divided among four other investigators and the rest was divided between the soldiers involved in the manhunt.  I still don’t know where they came u...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
587 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.He was told by his schoolmaster he would never make a scholar, he did however suggest he may be a good soldier.  This person was a great organizer even in school during mock battles.  He fought in the failed invasion of Canada in 1777.  But his most contributing act of the Revolutionary War was his attack on the British Army at Stony Point New York.  He attacked the British during a nighttime assault in which he had his men use only their bayonets as weapons.  The assault lasted a mere 30 minutes.  Afterward he earned the name of “Mad” Anthony Wayne.  No...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
586 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.We all know the works of Charles Dickens.  Such novels as “A Tale of Two Cities” and of course “A Christmas Carol” he kept a military-strict schedule.  There is one other bizarre habit he had can you tell me what that habit was?  Mr. Dickens slept only facing north.  He believed that it aligned him to the electrical currents of the Earth.   Remember to smile.  It will make people wonder what you have been up to.   
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
585 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.Benjamin Kubelsky was born February 14, 1894 in Chicago Illinois.  His parents bought him an instrument and he excelled at playing it.  He did hate the practice but his hope was to become a professional with this instrument.  He was expelled from high school and joined the Navy.  He played miser and is best known for the character he portrayed. His TV series went from 1950 to 1965.  When he died he had in his will made arrangements for his wife to receive a single long stem red rose for as long as she lived.  She lived 9 more years and the red rose was a...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
 Mary Anderson 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.Mary Anderson is such a common name so you may ask yourself why I chose to write about her today. Well sit back for the rest of the story.Mary Anderson was born in Greene County, Alabama back in 1866. You will like this she was an American real estate developer, rancher and inventor. As the story goes she on a visit to New York City in 1902 and was riding in a trolley car on a frosty day. That got her to thinking and when she returned to Alabama she got with a designer and will forever her name will be written in the h...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Francis 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.Francis was born in Alexandra, Virginia back in 1928 to Theodore and Daisy.  Being a standout he was named to the All-South Atlantic Conference three times.  During his college career he led West Virginia State his nickname was to two Tournament Championships in 1948-49 season.   His nickname was “The Big Cat”.  He played for the Washington Capitals the Syracuse Nationals and the Detroit Pistons before his retirement.  You may know him better as Earl Lloyd.But can you tell me what he is most noted for?  Why he is the first black ...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
583 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.When the Civil War broke out this person fought in some famous battles such as the First Bull Run, Fredericksburg and Antietam.  After contracting malaria in 1863 Franklin Thompson served as a nurse for the rest of the war.  The unusual thing about Franklin was that he was born Sarah Edmonds and dressed as a man after fleeing Canada to escape an arranged marriage.  She was one of an estimated 400 to 1,000 women who served in the conflict.  If you liked what you’ve read take a moment and join us at activerain.com/groups/trivia21Remember to smile.  It will...
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