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The Elusive George Washington Donaghey Monument

Ever since I read the book The Carpenter from Conway I have been curious as to where a particular monument might be located and so has Vivian Hogue who recently asked about the location of the monument in the letters to the editor section of the Conway, Arkansas news paper "The Log Cabin Democrat".

Donaghey monument status requested
Many of our residents, especially the many new ones, are not aware that Conway was an early home of George Donaghey, Arkansas Governor from 1909 to 1913.  He regretted leaving Conway for the office, as he loved “the tree-shaded streets and magnificent oaks.” Donaghey Avenue was named for him, and Louvenia Street for his wife. He built several prominent structures in Conway and other Arkansas towns as well as other states and is credited with the construction of the Arkansas State Capitol building. He was a prohibitionist in his races for local mayor and governor, and instrumental in bringing three colleges to Conway. He died in 1937.

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The latest mailer from the "The Win, You Lose Committee"

The TWLC is at again with its mailers.