Do you know the man in the photo and have you ever wondered how your town got its name? If you do recognize the photo, congratulations! If not, Susan Young from the Shiloh Museum of Natural History will present "From Bass to Zinc: Place Names in Boone and Newton Counties," Tuesday March 24, from5:30-6:30 at Boone County Library.
Journalist and historian Ernie Deane spent decades researching the origins of place names in Arkansas. He amassed file cabinets full of information, and thanks to the generosity of Ernie Deane's family, those files reside today at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The photo is courtesy of Shiloh Museum of Ozark History/Washington County Historical Society Collection.