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This black and white postcard depicts the home of Joe S. Decker, in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joe. S. Decker was a Randolph County Judge during the first half of the 20th century, known for his foresight and business acumen. In 1914, he went before the Arkansas Legislature and secured the formation of the first road improvement district in north Arkansas, for the purpose of building a gravel road from Ravenden Springs to Ravenden Junction. In 1940, he appointed a commission to oversee the building of the new, and current, Randolph County Courthouse. His house was said to be the first Colonial home south of the Mason-Dixon line.

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Colonial Home Of Judge and Mrs. Joe S. Decker, Pocahontas, Ark.
Colonial Home Of Judge and Mrs. Joe S. Decker
First Colonial Home South of the Mason-Dixon
Line on U.S. Highway 62 & 67, Pocahontas, Ark.

Physical Description

Black and white postcard, 5.5" x 3.5"

Keywords

Postcards; Judges; Architecture

Geographical Area

Pocahontas, Randolph County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA postcard collection, G191.1

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA postcard collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Colonial Home of Judge Joe Decker, ASA postcard collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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Colonial Home of Judge Joe Decker

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