Days in El Dorado

EHS first black valedictorian and salutatorian

Outstanding students make local history Davis and Griffin EHS’s first black valedictorian, salutatorian By: Tia Lyons – El Dorado News-Times Victoria Davis, left, and Cordell Griffin, both of El Dorado High School, were honored at a reception at the Elks Club Friday evening. Davis was valedictorian and Griffin was salutatorian of this year’s graduation class at EHS. When Victoria Davis and Cordell Griffin walked

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CNN Lists El Dorado Among “Best Small Town Comebacks’

‘The pride of South Arkansas’ CNN story lists El Dorado among ‘best small town comebacks’ By: Tia Lyons – El Dorado News-Times   A view of downtown El Dorado at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue shows the Bradford Pear trees in full bloom. On Monday, El Dorado was listed by CNN Travel as one of America’s best small town comebacks. Despite

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Black Businesses from Back in the Day from Pete Sims:

Alexandria Barber, Cleaning & Pressing Liberty Street Amos Chicken Shack Liberty Street Andrews Funeral Home Hill Street / East Main Streets Barnes Radio service 1444 South Jackson Grady Brown Hotel Cook Street???? Bucket of Blood Fordville L. B. Burks, Tailor Liberty Street Calluns Grocery 731 South Smith Street Candley Grocery Hawthrone Street Coats of Colanthis Lodge Hall Liberty Street The Continential Club Liberty Street

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St. Louis Addition Not What It Was by Shea Wilson News-Times Staff 03/24/94

In its heyday, the St. Louis addition attracted such notable jazz and blues artists as Louis Armstrong and B. B. King to El Dorado. Establishments such as The Plaza were popular night spots for the black community, drawing large crowds from all over South Arkansas to the neighborhood, located just off of North West Avenue. While many businesses catered to the area’s entertainment needs,

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El Dorado Days

Most schools have class reunions. However, in El Dorado, we are fortunate to have both class reunions and a town reunion. Every even year, make plans to return home to fellowship with family and friends for the El Dorado Homecoming during the July 4th week.

El Dorado Days Events

Friday – June 29, 2012   –   July 3, 2012 9:30 American Legion Mooney Man, DJ Sunday – July 1, 2012 3:00 @ St. James Baptist Church Memorial Service Bishop Calloway, Speaker Posthumously honoring the L. J. Gurst Family Wednesday – July 4, 2012 3:00 El Dorado Recreational Complex Picnic caterer:  Ole Abe Feed House Wednesday – July 4, 2012 9:30 @ American

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2012 El Dorado Days Memorial Services

St. James Baptist Church will host the El Dorado Days Memorial on Sunday, July 1 at 3:00 p.m. We will remember and honor posthumously the Gurst family:  Prof. L. J. Gurst, Mrs. Georgia Gurst and Mrs. Ruth Gurst Burks.  Bishop Calloway will be our speaker and back by popular demand for our musical entertainment will be the Ruffins.      Looking forward to seeing you.