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S: The History of Greenbrier

FC: The History of Greenbrier

1: The History of Greenbrier In 1854, a squatter named Hubbard sold the land that present day Greenbrier is on for $2 an acre to Henderson Moore. He cleared timber from a spot near the spring just west of the present Greenbrier Junior High building. Wild turkey, black panthers, deer and black bear inhabited the woods nearby. Moore came from North Carolina and started a horse driven gin and blacksmith shop that attracted many settlers passing through to Missouri and Tennessee. Later, he built a water wheel and started a mill at the waterfall on Mill Creek. The little settlement had three basic industries: a blacksmith, cotton gin, and grain mill. In the beginning, Greenbrier was known as Mooresville, but was renamed after the Civil War because of the tangled green briars on a nearby creek. It was known as a fast growing little settlement by 1871. By 1873, roads were being rapidly improved and created.Greenbrier was officially incorporated as a town on April 5, 1880. By most of the older generation, Greenbrier has been said to be the oldest town in Faulkner County and all of its history must be preserved.

2: The Cantrell and Dilah Store (1935) This store was not only the place to buy needed items, but also a popular place to socialize. Most days, men would sit on a wooden bench and visit while waiting for their daily papers. | Mobb's Cotton Gin (1854)

3: Bonnie and Dollie Cafe Located along highway 65. | Madison Elliot Moore Hotel (1890) It stood just down the road from the post office.

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6: Kelso-Waddle Blacksmith Shop .....facts........ Left to right: Dr. E.T. Williams, Will Brannon, Jim Taylor, R.B. Sims, H.L. Tyler, John Hollis, W.C. Kelso, T.C. Waddle, Isham Williams, Clyde Kelso, Jasper Snow, Tom Edwards, Tom Dickens, unknown, Jepp Dickens. Top, left to right: Cecil McCall, Buck Waddle, Emmett Mobbs, Sherrill Benton, and Egbert Woolly.

7: Reynold's Blacksmith Shop ......facts....... Reynolds Blacksmith Shop, Republican. People identified are: HOmer Harris, Oscar Lyons, Johnnie Finton, Mary Reynolds Williams, Carl Ward, Clifton Reynolds, and George Reynolds.

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10: Old Basketball Gym (1939) Greenbrier's first basketball gym was the largest in the county at the time. After a hard rain, kerosene and a match were used to dry the floor. | jkfldjkl;fjkl;fasd jfkdlfjkld;ajfkld;jfkla;

11: Horseshoe Mountain Rest Stop (1800s) Located at the bottom of Horseshoe Mountain. City Undertaker and the Hearse

12: Back Row: Robbie Thorn, Ricky Smith, Larry Johnson, Steve Atkinson, Kenny Nokes, Robert Cross, Dan Collier, Rickey McCollum, Kenny Rhodes, Dewayne Reynolds, Johnny Anthony, manager. Front Row: Randy Rose, Cliff Snyder, Randy Beers, Dickie McClung, Phil Tacker, Herbie Wilcox, Mike Sipe, Danny Cunningham, Randy Wilcox, Elry Harrington. | Greenbrier Band (1915) Taken while the band was waiting to play for Governor Brough.

13: Greenbrier High School Taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

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