The Headquarters House in Fayetteville (North-West Arkansas, USA)

The Headquarters House is a charming little house located in the historical district of Fayetteville, a college city that hosts one of the important campuses of the Arkansas University, on East Dickson Street at no. 118. Built in 1853 in Greek Revival style, and sporting a lovely Rose Garden which accommodates twelve rose varieties specific…

A Victorian Manor in the American South: Colonel Peel`s Mansion in Bentonville, Arkansas (USA)

Colonel Samuel West Peel (1831-1924), an Arkansas businessman, was the first native of the state who became a member of the US Congress. Here, he was named a legal representative to the most important five tribes (1) in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). During the Civil War, as a member of the Confederate Army, he was…

Slovak Pioneers in the Prairie lands (Eastern Arkansas, USA)

In the last decade of the nineteenth century, struggling Slovak coal-miners and farmers of the north-eastern USA (e.g. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois) pay heed to the advertisements in Slovak promoted by the National Slovak Society which was presenting agricultural settlements in Arkansas. The so-called `colonization companies` of the time were buying land in the remote rural…