A Crowley’s Ridge gem

Posted: December 19, 2012 at 5:11 a.m.

It has been 16 years since Ruth Hawkins, an administrator at Arkansas State University, first stood in the yard of the Pfeiffer home atop Crowley’s Ridge in Piggott. It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1996, and it was raining. I joined about 50,000 of my fellow Arkansans at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Nov. 29, 1996, to watch LSU defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks by a final score of 17-7. It was much quieter where Hawkins was standing in the northeast corner of the state.

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Editorial, Pages 20 on 12/19/2012