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Picture 1: First United Methodist Church

Picture 2: First Methodist Church has gone through a number of developmental phases. There was a long period before the Civil War when the congregation was not "Churched" and met in open field, court…
Arkansas Creek rural school in 1907 with Cea Stumbo as teacher

Row 1: Arthur Robinson, Raymond Samons, Will Owens, Joe Robinson, Kendall Crisp, James Sammons, Beverly Sammons, Bennie Sammons.

Row 2: Susie Samons, Anna Crisp, Lennie Samons…

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Picture 1: John Wesley Huff with his children by his first wife (Belle Baldridge). The little girls sitting, from left to right: Maude, Lonnie, Sally, Susan (called Sue). Standing, left to right: Ella, John Wesley, Allen, and Minta.

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Pictured in the front row (woman, sitting in a chair) is Elizabeth Reffett, wife of Civil War veteran Joseph Reffett and granddaughter of land grant recipient Johnathan Pitts. Her sons are lined up in the back; their children are in front of them.…

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This 1916 news clipping is from the scrapbook of Penny Fields, from the archives of the First United Methodist Church. It is a record of the pledges offered by businessmen toward the building of First United Methodist Church's original Sanctuary.
James L. Hicks was a wealthy land holder on one side of Brush Creek Mountain who sold all his holdings to buy enough land to leave an inheritance of 50 acres to each of his 17 children on the other side of the mountain in a small community that came…

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Also known as Estep Branch and Leck Martin Branch

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The Amusement Hall was located where Snyder's Service Station was located. This building housed a movie theater, a pool hall, a soda fountain and a barber shop. At one time silent movies were shown, and a Mrs. Banks played music.
Company store, 104 duplexes, and 13 single family houses. All houses had electricity and were heated by gas, but did not have indoor plumbing.

Founded by the Elk Horn Coal Company, the town name was changed from "Ballard" to "Garrett" in 1914, for…
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