How many Arkies does it take....


July 24, 2003, 04:21 PM
How many Arkies does it take to comprise the High Road?

I'm an Arkie, born and bred.

I've found several other posters who list their place of residence as Arkansas.

So, just how many of us are on here, I'm a wonderin?

And before any of you Texans or Tennesseans start laughing or cracking Bill Clinton jokes, just remember that old Carlos Hathcock was an Arkie.

And that Jim Black, maker of the first bowie knife was an Arkie.

And one of the most famous current literary shooters, Bob Lee Swagger, is also an Arkie.

So smile purty when you make them Arkie jokes now.......


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Art Eatman
July 24, 2003, 04:39 PM
Yeah, hillbilly, I don't reckon us Texians could teach y'all much--'cep'n' maybe the idea of footwear...

:D, Art

July 24, 2003, 04:55 PM
Got one here.
West Central area.
Did you see my thread:
How long CCW wait? (

Johnny Guest
July 24, 2003, 05:02 PM
Your mention of Texian footwear will compel Kirk S. El Tejon Freeman to comment. (How does an Indiana law-talker become an expert on "little elf boots," anyhow?) :D

hillbilly, I'll throw you another Arkansas factoid: Judge Isaac Parker held federal court in Fort Smith, 1875 - - 1896. He sentenced 160 persons to death by hanging, though only some 59 were actually executed. Parker was not a native of your fair state, though - - he was born in Ohio, IIRC. :p


July 24, 2003, 05:05 PM
I grew up outside Gillham down in Sevier county. Ran off many years ago, but am still an Arkie at heart.

& bought my first gun at the Wal-MArt in Mena, to keep this firearms related.

July 24, 2003, 05:06 PM
...Art -and just what is wrong with a brown-eyed girl that's barefoot?....:D

oh hi Art's Grammaw :o

Rice and Duck Capital of the World - yep we are that too.

Born and raised here, but I have to admit we have the dumbest politicians, most crooked politicians, and whoever the idiots are doing the roads...we just need a bombing run and start over. Don't get me started on education, taxes and personal property taxes.

Nope, when mom passes, I'm outta here, the TN, TX, KY, W VA, PA folks treated me real good...may have to check out a few other places. VT AK, Nevada, NM... Gun laws, education, taxes, politics...all I'm looking for...oh and weather.

Given too much, time money and sweat to be treated like a "subject" here.

Teralinga sounds nice...;)

July 24, 2003, 05:32 PM
Southeast AR here. Best fishing, deer hunting, duck hunting state anywhere and we even have bear, elk, a few quail left, 'gators, and A DIAMOND MINE! For fishing, we have bass, crappie, bream of various sorts, catfish, rainbow and brownies, buffaloe, white bass, stripers, walleye and even spoonbills, sauger and such 'exotics'. Don't forget the frog gigging or hand grabbing if you are brave.

RE: Hill and Billy-we arkies had enough sense to get them the H### outa here!

Art Eatman
July 24, 2003, 06:37 PM
I gotta admit that some guys named Eatman left the area of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, around 1840 and moved to Arkansas. Records show their names were Clem, Luke and Newt, which might be why I haven't searched for kinfolks around southern Arkansas.

:), Art

July 24, 2003, 06:46 PM
nuther un here. NW Arkansas.

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
July 24, 2003, 07:22 PM
I went to skul in Batesville a long time ago, but I escaped back across the Red when I was done. Last Arky mistake I made was marrying a gal frum Hot Springs, but I got it tooked care uv.

Still got lots of friends up around Independence County and Izard County, though. Nice folks, nice countryside. Too bad the only way to make a living wage is usually illegal.


July 24, 2003, 07:37 PM
Yeah Art, laugh it up.

Just you remember that Texans ain't nuthin' but Arkies who didn't know when the Hell to quit going West......

Oh yeah, at last check, Jerry Jones, Arkie, still owns the Dallas Cowboys........

Johnny Guest
July 24, 2003, 07:53 PM
There ARE some mighty pretty parts of Arkansas, for certain. And the majority of people I've met from there were mighty nice folks.

But, is there any reason that ALL those pretty mountains have to be covered over with trees and grass? I sometimes like to see the hills and rocks and sand undisguised by all that green stuff.



July 24, 2003, 10:12 PM

I'm sorry to have to dispute with you the reason the Klintons aren't in Arkansas anymore. You see, while they were in residence in D.C. my father moved to Arkansas. The secret service won't let them anywhere near him; he has old fashioned values ya know.

I did go down to visit him & he still wears shoes. Has a North Littlerock girlfriend, but traded in the sedan for a Camaro. I couldn't stay, don't trust any air I can see.


July 25, 2003, 01:27 AM
Nother Arkie here, born and raised.

NW Ark, smack dab in the middle of the People's Republik of Fayettenam, where if you aren't a Green or a Democrat, dont even think of being elected to city office. (Odd thing is that this Congressional District is the only consistently Republican district, as this area has the largest concentration of millionares in the ContUS, IIRC)

Buying my first gun tomorrow (God willin'), at Ozark Armory II. Its going to be a Mauser.

Yep, real pretty country out here, especially outside of the city. Heck, we have 3 bats that fly continually near the street light at my mom's place in the middle of BFE and keep the skeeter population down. I can shoot the .22 any time I want and no body can say squat. Its real nice like that.

Anyone want some red clay and rocks? I got lots of it up here.:D

Art Eatman
July 25, 2003, 09:00 AM
Hey, hillbilly, any place with folks like Jimmy Driftwood has gotta be okay.

Texans only took about half of Horace Greeley's advice about "Go west, young man." We stopped. But just think of all those poor devils that drowned, leaving Seattle...


July 25, 2003, 09:28 AM
We had us a pair O' Arkies around these parts a while back. Right across the river, matter of fact. Can't say as I cared for 'em very much. Glad they went to Noo Yawk and only come 'round when the gummint's in session.:D

TFL Survivor

July 25, 2003, 09:35 AM
I heard someone calling my name. NW Arkansas here. Arkansas born and raised. Didn't know there were so many of us here. Glad to see all of you and howdy to ya. Art, I ain't never heard of any Newt.


Monte Harrison
July 25, 2003, 03:08 PM
Y'all need to join my Yahoo group, if you aren't there already. Follow the link in my sig line. We don't get a lot of traffic unless the lege is in session, but a good meeting place anyway.

July 25, 2003, 03:14 PM
Your right Monte.
Its a great place to keep up with legislation regarding firearms.
I've been watching the NLR city parks issue.

July 25, 2003, 04:57 PM
I live in Maumelle , just outside of LR. I like it just fine here. Grew up in Mississippi and then stationed in Colorado in the Army. Now live in Ar. Lots to do here but I do miss the mountains sometimes. Saxon, I keep meaning to get in touch with you and get out to the range. Who else is near LR?

July 25, 2003, 05:02 PM
What about Bill Wilson?

Arkansas....SWAT Magazine had a picture of Arkansas' only lady sniper... :D CRV with full tank of gas...Check. 3-day pack...Check. M1A...Check. Banjo...Check.

July 25, 2003, 05:36 PM
As an Alaskan it's damned annoying to have some nitwit mistake your AK address, for Arkansas! Maybe you're on the phone ordering something and somebody will be reading your address back as; "Post office box blah, blah, Kodiak Arkansas..."
Your first reaction is shock: "WHAT did you say?" Followed by anger: "I ain't no damned Arkie - that's ALASKA, dagnabbit!"
Then they apologize and you cool down with the realization that there ARE other people from Arkansas, besides the Clinton's...

Keith from AK!

July 25, 2003, 05:46 PM
Uh oh...the AK vs AR debate... :uhoh:


July 25, 2003, 05:59 PM
Russellville...smack dab betwixt Little Rock and Fort Smith.

I can see Mount Nebo from my house. Good fishing, good all around hunting, canoeing and one has lots of places to shoot.

Dont forget...Miss America 1982...Liz Ward came from right here.

Also one of the better Damascus Knifesmiths in the country, Ron Newton.

What about Hammershmidt ? He was a good dude and he came from Harrison.

And the seriies by Steven Hunter...takes place down the road here by Mount Magazine and Blue Mountain lake.

As for the Ar /Ak debate..

So as to betteer prepare myself for the endless discusions concernng such, I have a few of each...:D

Vern Humphrey
July 25, 2003, 06:26 PM
Who said Jimmy Driftwood?

I'm from Jimmy Driftwood's home town (actually, he was from Timbo, and I live about 10 miles south of there.)

Arkansas is a TERRIBLE place. We got vampire bats, rattlesnakes the size of cows, mosquetoes big enough to carry off a horse, and all sorts of nasty stuff.

You all don't want to come to Arkansas -- so stay home, and leave it for us Arkies. ;)

July 25, 2003, 06:26 PM
Dont feel too bad, I have people mistake my state for Alaska. How that happens I have no friggin' clue, but it does.:rolleyes:

Yay our wonderful education system. It was better when it was a 3-letter system. ARK was still mistaken for AK for though:uhoh:

July 25, 2003, 06:44 PM
mosquetoes big enough to carry off a horse, and all sorts of nasty stuff. At least its not Alabama. When I was in Gulf Shores, I thought that a flight of UH-1 Hueys was coming over the hill, but it was only a couple of mosquitoes. They grow them things BIG in AL.

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