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<p><strong></strong>Trevor Douglas with acorns he found on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn when Parkview Elementary School second-graders went on a walking tour of downtown with Shelle Stormoe, education coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.</p>

Trevor Douglas with acorns he found on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn when Parkview Elementary School second-graders went on a walking tour of downtown with Shelle Stormoe, education coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

<p style="text-align: left;" >Shayle Brewer with the courthouse sundial.</p>

Shayle Brewer with the courthouse sundial.

<p><strong></strong>Hailey Jordan in front of the Albert Pike School House sign at the courthouse.</p>

Hailey Jordan in front of the Albert Pike School House sign at the courthouse.

<p style="text-align: left;" ><strong></strong>Aubrey Pham is ready to eat her lunch following the tour of downtown.</p>

Aubrey Pham is ready to eat her lunch following the tour of downtown.

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Second graders from Parkview Elementary School were in downtown Van Buren Feb. 19 for a presentation on historic preservation by Shelle Stormoe, education coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.Stormoe led a “History in Your Backyard” walking tour of downtown where she told the students about Van Buren’s history and local sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.</p>

photos by KENNETH FRY

Second graders from Parkview Elementary School were in downtown Van Buren Feb. 19 for a presentation on historic preservation by Shelle Stormoe, education coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.Stormoe led a “History in Your Backyard” walking tour of downtown where she told the students about Van Buren’s history and local sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

<p><strong></strong>Parkview teacher Angela Raley holds open the door for students entering the King Opera House.</p>

Parkview teacher Angela Raley holds open the door for students entering the King Opera House.

<p><strong></strong>Lindsay Bonilla and son E.J. look at an old photograph of downtown Van Buren during a presentation at the King Opera House.</p>

Lindsay Bonilla and son E.J. look at an old photograph of downtown Van Buren during a presentation at the King Opera House.

<p><strong></strong>Asher Wood looks through the bars at the Albert Pike School House.</p>

Asher Wood looks through the bars at the Albert Pike School House.

<p><strong></strong>Gracie Burns looks at her reflection and those of Alicia Jimerez and Brenda Frederiksen in a mirror in the lobby of the King Opera House.</p>

Gracie Burns looks at her reflection and those of Alicia Jimerez and Brenda Frederiksen in a mirror in the lobby of the King Opera House.

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