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jerry bylander

my great grandfather George Rouse who fought in an Iowa Calvary Unit is buried here. During reunions it was said that former north and south veterans ran and shook each others hands.

jerry bylander

Great Grandad Rouse fought at Prairie Grove and other battles outside Fayetteville under George Custer. At Prairie Grove and one morning Custer's tent was found to have a bullet hole in it ostensibly from one of his troops. Rouse rode into Little Rock that winter on the iced on the Arkansas River. After the War he settled in Nebraska and fathered 13 children. He later moved with his youngest son's family, including my mother, Mary Rouse, to AR first settling in Farmington then moving to Greenland and finally on Scott Street in Fayetteville.

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Civil War Fayetteville

Photo Albums

  • Fayetteville History currently has five photo albums available for viewing.

Reed Family

  • Fay Reed with Bicycle
    A pile of photographs from the 18th and early 19th century, all related to the Reed family of Fayetteville, was spotted in a dumpster by Dixie Rhyne, who retrieved them and was kind enough to allow publication of the photos on the Fayetteville History website. The Reed family — George Washington Reed and Mary Jane Ferguson Reed — bought the Wilson home in the 600 block of Fayetteville’s West Dickson Street prior to the Civil War and settled in for the next century. Mr. Reed was a successful merchant, councilman, postmaster and circuit clerk. They had seven children: Maggie, John Alois, Lina Xantha, George Jr., James Lafayette “Fay,” William L., and Maude F. Reed, most of whom attended the university, either in its preparatory school or as college students. A couple of photos also depict the next generation as well.

UA Field House Performers

  • 1959 — Chuck Berry
    The Old Field House at the University of Arkansas provided a stage for performers from its construction in 1937 to advent of rock concerts in the early 1970s. Here are some of the best known among them.

Souvenir Folder

  • Back Cover
    Photos of Fayetteville collected into a foldable souvenir packet.

Historic Homes of Fayetteville

  • Stirman House
    In 1951, Walter J. Lemke photographed a dozen homes in Fayetteville that he considered historic and made it a baker's dozen by adding a picture and description of the Masonic Hall. Although most of the buildings are still standing, several have since been torn down.

University Buildings

  • Senior Walk
    The first history of the University of Arkansas included more than a dozen photos of the campus as it appeared just after the turn of the century. Most of the buildings are no longer standing, and nearly all of those that do remain are used in new capacities.
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Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • This website provides notes and information regarding the history of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Check back as we add more information about Fayetteville's history.

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