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Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Rare Outing With History

in Calico Rock, Arkansas began with dropping off the garden tiller for some repairs we could not manage.
We decided to dine at the Printing Press Cafe.
The walls along Main are full of interesting murals
depicting history and lore.
History on a menu
Local quotes on the walls
A pleasant place to dine with good food
even the bathrooms were cool!
Some social issues never change
and history repeats itself...again and again.



27 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a neat cafe. I love the mural, quotes and the history on the menu. Enjoy your weekend!

Truedessa said...

This looks like a wonderful place to eat and the quote about the river bend speaks with words of wisdom. My oracle card for the day!

Sandra said...

I love it... I like the 3 different types of buildings in the first shot and would love to eat in the café and see the COOL bathroom. I have been guilty of taking bathroom photos. and I love the last two signs of the times that were then and now are again... we need more of those 3 preachers and we need them now. very interesting history here

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's cool they turned it into a cafe. Made for a great name.

Saucy Kodz said...

What a nice day out for you and I always love reading history. I would eat here in a minute, looks great and I love your photos.

Peace Thyme Garden and Weather Station said...

What a lovely place. How wonderful that they share their history and art with all who pass by.

Gorges Smythe said...

It's about time this country repeats that history!

Lynne said...

Looks like a great outing . . .
And some history too . . .
I see you in one of the pictures!

Debbie said...

murals are my favorite, such a great way to jazz up what would be plain walls!!! looks like a fun outing!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

My support group has found and enjoys the Printing Press Cafe and we go there fairly often. Then we tour the main street. Makes for a fun outing.

TexWisGirl said...

very cool murals. loved the name: clinkingbeard

Cynthia said...

I love the name of the town. Just that takes you right back to another time. Every town has interesting stories to tell and it's nice this one's are being preserved.

Farm Girl said...

How cool and what a very nice interesting town. Loved all of the signs.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Haven't been there in a long time. Hopefully soon! I hope you are having a great weekend...now that all the nasty weather has moved out.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a lovely, quaint place! It must've been a really fun outing.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is my favourite kind of outing! I love the everyday historical places. They are what made America.

LindaG said...

Those who don't learn from the past...

Have a blessed week, Gail. ♥

Sandy said...

Sounds like you killed two birds with one trip. You were able to get your tiller fixed, and had a wonderful meal at a place with tons of history.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! What a neat place and the history is interesting , Thanks for sharing , Have a good day and Happy Spring !

Denise inVA said...

Great post and enjoyed all the interesting facts and photos. Thank you!

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love visiting old towns and learning about their history! Looks like a fun place for lunch too!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your photo's and history about your visit.
Like the look of the cafe too!

All the best Jan

Susan Anderson said...

My husband and I love to explore old towns like that one. And oh, how I love murals!

=)

Lee said...

Interesting information re the history, and wonderful murals. :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Many years ago my husband had distant family who lived at Calico Rock. In our younger days we went there once for him to go fishing and stayed at a small cabin somewhere nearby. It was July and we went to a movie in downtown (such as it is) Calico Rock. There was no air conditioning but it wasn't needed. There were huge attic fans and it got so cold I had to wear a sweater and still shivered! blessings, marlene

Karen S. said...

Funny you mention that the bathrooms are cool, because that's something I always notice! My family and friends think I should put together a bathroom book even. It looks like a great fun place to visit!

Susan Kane said...

That is one town that is overflowing with character! "Religious or strictly moral"--that is quite an achievement.

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