The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas' White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path.
Author: Denise Parkinson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The tragic, true story of Helen Spence, the teenager who murdered her father’s killers in the insulated lower White River area of Arkansas in 1931. The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas’s White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path. In 1931, Spence shocked Arkansas when she avenged her father’s murder in a DeWitt courtroom. The state soon discovered that no prison could hold her. For the first time, prison records are unveiled to provide an essential portrait. Join author Denise Parkinson for an intimate look at a Depression-era tragedy. The legend of Helen Spence refuses to be forgotten—despite her unmarked grave. “Most memorably, Parkinson evokes the natural beauty of the White River itself. But more importantly, she’s given Helen Spence, daughter of the river, a sympathetic hearing—something in its pulp version of events Daring Detective did not.”—Memphis Flyer “Denise details Helen’s life, from the murder of her father to the horrific treatment she received at the hands of the law, including how prison officials seemed to entice her to escape a final time, with the attempt culminating in her murder.”—Only in Arkansas
fiddler, Laferty Coon who was a confederate soldier and was killed at Port
Hudson.2 The daughters were Rebecca, Jane and Mary Ann. Joe Coker brought
this Indian wife with him to White River in 1814 and as we have mentioned
Author: S.C. Turnbo
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
"Contents"--"Editors' Note" -- ""I Am Nothing But A Poor Scribbler": A Foreword" -- "Introduction" -- "I. Emigrant Indians And Plain Folk" -- "II. First Families" -- "The Coker Clan" -- "The Turnbo Neighborhood" -- "III. The County Seats And Outlying Settlements" -- "IV. Man And Wildlife" -- "Tales Of Buffalo" -- "Tales Of Bear" -- "Tales Of Elk And Deer" -- "Tales Of Wolves" -- "Tales Of Panther" -- "Tales Of Varlous Species" -- "Tales Of Snakes And Centipedes" -- "V. "Hearts Of Stone": The War At Home" -- "Appendix: Selected Genealogies Of The Coker And The Turnbo Families" -- "Notes" -- "Works Cited
Toba's first wife, a daughter of Wisteria Family, was serving in the palace where White River lived.” It had been customary for daughters in noble families to do the
chores in the palace and learn formal etiquettes and courtesy before they ...
For a moment take the huge economic impact out of the equation and look at
what the White River offers all Americans . A chance to reconnect with Gods
Country . The opportunity to go somewhere , stand alone , or with your son or daughter ...
Release on 1990 | by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Craig District
The Utes attacked the White River Agency , killed Meeker and eleven employees
, and captured Meeker ' s wife and daughter . In 1881 after the release of the
women , the Utes were forced to move to Utah . This event became known as the
Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management. Craig District
Day after day slipped by , very pleasantly , and then the River Queen came up
again . Now the ... of the farm . When the snow fell , he was married and living
there with his wife , a neighboring farmer's daughter 420 THE WHITE RIVER
In a grove of tall fir trees, close to the placid waters of the Grand River, Yamanatz
erected his tepee, where in the soft, ... Yamanatz, Antelope, Jack, and the mother
of Chiquita stood by, whilethe fairest of the White River maidens told them ...
... Water-sample localities----------------------- U Water supply for the areaWhite,
E. W., analyst.-------------------- Uranium, concentration in host rocks--------- 16, 42 White River Badlands----------------------- daughter products 33 White River group
--- in ...
To my home in Wisconsin I carried back a fragment of rock, whose gray mass,
beautifully touched with gold and amber and orange-colored lichens formed a
part of the narrow causeway which divides the White River from the Bear. It was a
Author: Hamlin Garland
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to A Son of the Middle Border continues the author's autobiographical theme and deals sensitively with Garland's marriage and later career, as well as the challenges of pioneer life in 19th-century mid-America.
himself with the wife who had run off with a daughter. Had it been a son, ... I once
found a photograph of Mother dressed in a white- on-white satin cheongsam she'
d bought in a sale, and her hair done up fashionably. After the Japanese ...
Author: Ying Hong
Publisher: Grove Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Chinese woman shares her family's often traumatic experience in Communist China, from her birth during the Great Famine of the early 1960s through the horrors of the Cultural Revolution and the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Reprint.
Jesse Reynard , White River , son of Solomon Reynard , was born in 1819 , in
Randolph county ; married Anna Diggs , daughter of William Diggs of White River
and also a native of Randolph county in 1842 and had seven children . He was ...
There she continued to live until her health began to fail her , after which she
went to live with her daughter at Stamford . During her residence in White River ,
Frank Perry was really and truly a friend in need to her . Several times a week he
Release on 1893 | by Methodist Episcopal Church, South. White River Conference
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. White River Conference ... To them were
born eight children, six of whom and the widow still survive, while a little daughter
and grown. son preceded him to the home beyond. He was ordained deacon by
Author: Methodist Episcopal Church, South. White River Conference
One summer a French artist came to her father's camp and wanted to paint White River-Flower's portrait on canvas. ... The whole tepee got drunk, White River-
Flower too. ... Then he found us, learned our language, and married my daughter.
Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Americans remember him at all, they no doubt think of Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) as the author of Hunger or as the Norwegian who, along with Vidkun Quisling, betrayed his country by supporting the Nazis during World War II. Yet Hamsun, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1920 for his novel The Growth of the Soil, was and remains one of the most important and influential novelists of his time. Knut Hamsun Remembers America is a collection of thirteen essays and stories based largely on Hamsun’s experiences during the four years he spent in the United States when he was a young man. Most of these pieces have never been published before in an English translation, and none are readily available. Hamsun’s feelings about America and American ways were complex. For the most part, they were more negative than positive, and they found expression in many of his writings—directly in his reminiscences and indirectly in his fiction. In On the Cultural Life of Modern America, his first major book, he portrayed the United States as a land of gross and greedy materialism, populated by illiterates who were utterly lacking in artistic originality or refinement. Although the pieces in this collection are not all anti-American, most of them emphasize the strangeness and unpleasantness, as the author saw it, of life in what he called Yankeeland. Arranged chronologically, the pieces fall into three categories: Critical Reporting, Memory and Fantasy, and Mellow Reminiscence. The Critical Reporting section includes articles that appeared in Norwegian or Danish newspapers soon after each of Hamsun’s two visits to America and that give his views on a variety of American subjects, and includes an essay devoted to Mark Twain. Memory and Fantasy comprises narratives of life in America, most of which are presented as personal experiences but which actually are blends of fact and fiction. Mellow Reminiscence includes later and fonder recollections and impressions of the United States. The pieces in this collection provide variations on a theme that runs through much of American history—European criticism of American ways. They give vivid, at times distorted, pictures of life as it was in the United States. They tell us something about the development of the worldview of a man who became a great writer, only to jeopardize his reputation by defending the Nazi oppressors of his own people. Knut Hamsun Remembers America will appeal to anyone interested in the history of American civilization or, more specifically, in the history of anti-Americanism.
Although it hadn't rained in more than a moon, the land at the base of Table Rock
was alive with purple, yellow, and white flowers. The groundhugging blooms
contrasted sharply with grayed scrub oak and grass and helped distract Dark
Author: Vella Munn
Oregon--a land flowing with milk and honey, a land of towering timber, snow-capped peaks, lush, fertile valleys. A land of gold. To the pioneering settlers, it was a garden of Eden. And to the Rogue Indians, it was home. Two different peoples, each laying claim to the same territory. Dark Water is the keeper of her tribe's history, the Yiwiyawa. She has no cause to love the pale skins. Barr Conner is a loner, an outcast among his own people. He has no cause to love the Rogues. Yet these two must work together, fighting for survival, fighting treachery and bigotry, fighting hardship and loss, fighting to reconcile two ways of life. And fighting their growing love for each other.
When they were looking for a house , the lower tax rates in White River also
appealed to them . They came to Johnson County eight years ago , moving first
into a house in Fairview Heights . Six years later , when their younger daughter
River. It. was at this time that daddy decided to move to White River. It was also at
this time that my family spent about two weeks living under a tree on the river ...
Remember Mom had just lost a precious baby daughter a few months earlier.
Author: Bill Laird
This book is the synopsis of three areas of an individual's life and his family. It begins with his ancestors in the mid 19th century and concludes with the present life of his family in 2011. It includes his family life on cotton farms as a youth and his careers as a football, basketball and track coach and finally several years as a minister.
He come from White River, way up. He cannot understand. He surprised very
much, so many white men. He never think so many white men in the world. He
die soon. His name Gow. " Long time ago, three year, this man John Borg go to
2 , as " Crow Doctors Her Daughter , " White River , Puget Sound , Song on p .
427 . Crow was the mother of a son and a daughter . She went to dig clams on
the bay and told the son to cook some clams for his sister if she woke up . Instead
Vol. 2, no. 1 includes Papers presented at the first twenty annual meetings of the Northwest Anthropological Conference, 1948-1967.