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Telegraph relates news of day from 1912

By submitted, 11/12/18 9:01 AM

HOPE – The Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee posts an article each day from a county newspaper that was printed on that specific date along with the weather of each day for the county that was recorded by Dr. Nathan Douglas Smith in 1843 on the 25th Anniversary of Hempstead County. You can see all the posts on Facebook @Hempstead200 or go to www.hempstead200.com.

Hempstead County 25th Anniversary Weather – November 15, 1843

November 15, 1843
High — 60 degrees
Low — 52 degrees
Cloudy; Fair.

This Day in Hempstead County History, November 15, 1912.

A Wild West Show was headed to Nashville on the railroad when it derailed just outside the Hope city limits. No one was seriously injured, and the group went ahead and did a show in Hope instead.

Washington Telegraph, “Show Train Wrecks”, November 15, 1912.

Courtesy of the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas State Archives & Historic Washington State Park.

The Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee seeks to promote events and celebrations around this significant year for Hempstead County. For more information and updates concerning the Hempstead County Bicentennial visit www.Hempstead200.com or email Hempstead200@gmail.com. On Facebook visit “@Hempstead200”.