Bubbling crude on a hill in 1921 set off boom times for El Dorado

El Dorado’s future came a bubbling out of the ground 100 years ago today, making the city the oil capital of Arkansas and creating a boom that sent gushers of speculators and others looking to capitalize on the discovery. On Jan. 10, 1921, Dr. Samuel T. Busey, who the Encyclopedia of Arkansas describes as “a […]

Factory sector starts off year strong in state

Arkansas’ efforts to build the manufacturing sector jumped off to a strong start this year, beginning 2021 the way it ended last year: demonstrating the ability to keep manufacturing jobs at home. In a 90-day period, from Oct. 7 through Jan.4, four major manufacturing operations announced they would stay in Arkansas and forgo options to […]