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From: Don Ott <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Big Flat, where?
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:49:26 -0600
Big Flat is right in the corner of Baxter County where
Baxter/Stone/Searcy Counties come together. Many of my wife's family came
from that area, they lived in all three counties but their mailing address
was Big Flat. There were a lot of folks in that area that lived in Searcy
At 06:01 AM 11-12-01 -0500, you wrote:
>I had to laugh at your last statement! :)
>Poor Arkansas does get its share of ribbing, doesn't it?!
>When I visited my father a number of years back, and he had me go driving
>with him to Izard County, to show me where his father's old home was, he
>took me on an UNpaved road that I thought was never going to end! I
>believe that road has probably been paved by now, but it was a surprise to
>me at the time!
>Actually, your description of where Big Flat is, sounds rather nice. I
>would love to see it sometime.
>At 11:27 PM 12/10/01 -0700, you wrote:
>>Big Flat is in the very southern tip of Baxter County. It is closer for the
>>people in that area to go to the county seat in Searcy or Stone County than
>>to Baxter. That's why so many marriages are recorded in those counties.
>>About 10 years ago there was a paved road put in to Big Flat from Mountain
>>Home. You sitll have to cross the famous White River and mountains to get
>>there but at least now you don't have to take a wagon over the trails and
>>wade the river. WE do have bridges and cars in Arkansas now so we can get
>>from Big Flat to the Baxter County seat a little easier that we could in the
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