Paul “Bear” Bryant

Arkansas is home to many museums that spotlight the intriguing history found in the state. The Dallas County Museum in Fordyce is home to a sports annex that highlights the athletic heroes of the town. Fordyce and Dallas County have the largest number of inductees in the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame of any city or county …
The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is on for October 11-20 at the Arlington Hotel. The event, which showcases documentaries from around the world, is one of the longest running documentary film festivals in the U.S. Some interesting films are on the lineup including “Mama Called” ( which is being shown Saturday October 12 at …
“He wasn’t just a coach, he was the coach.” -former USC coach John McKay   This year ( on September 11th to be exact) would have marked the 100th birthday of Paul “Bear” Bryant. Born in Moro Bottom and raised in Fordyce, Bryant (1913-1983) is a legend in the realm of football. Known for his …
The below article comes care of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. I am including it below as it has some great information about Fordyce, which hosts the Cotton Belt Festival each year, and the Dallas County Courthouse.  Enjoy! The featured article below ran in the Fall 2012 issue of the quarterly publication of the Association …