Did you know the wonderful story of the Waltons' of Spencer's Mountain was written while the author lived near Mena? The following story is reprinted here with special permission from Arkansas Living, the newsletter-magazine published by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. We thank them for allowing us to share this wonderful story.
"I had heard of Mena before because the famous radio comedians 'Lum and Abner' called it home," Hamner said. "After checking into Mena's downtown Antler's Hotel (which he found delightful), Hamner waited for B.D. Calvery, the owner of his cabin, to pick him up the following morning. She was a transplanted Texan who also lived on the north face of Rich Mountain, about a half of a mile from the rental." CLICK THE TITLE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY.
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