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Bret Burquest

Arkansas Town Names

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018, at 9:39 AM
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  • You've left off Bret, "Fickleinburg" which perhaps unsurprisingly, was inundated after the Norfork Dam left it well, underwater after the fact.

    Too, a Civil War (military) map shows a "Dogwater Arkansas."

    Family lore - in letters - informs me the locals referred to the former as "Fickle" but there's no available info whether the latter was ever touted as I suspect, "Dogp*ss" owing to a legend the former bear-hunting founder's favorite scripture was, reputedly, 2 Kings 18:27.

    Obviously Bret, you've research assets unavailable to myself - might you ahem, clear the matter up?

    -- Posted by HDucker on Sat, Feb 17, 2018, at 7:01 PM
  • HDrucker -- I have an "Arkansas Atlas & Gazetteer" -- published by Delorme -- Topo maps of the entire state of Arkansas -- 64 topo maps in all -- very detailed, extensive index -- U.S. Geological Survey maps

    -- Posted by Bret Burquest on Sat, Feb 17, 2018, at 7:31 PM
  • Eh ... Bret?

    More than "somewhat" off-topic but, this I think would seem to be right up your alley:


    -- Posted by HDucker on Thu, Feb 22, 2018, at 11:45 AM
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