Stakeholders, Engineers to Discuss Saving Monte Ne

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 3:38 a.m.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on the historical value of the remains of the Monte Ne resort and improvements necessary to save the remaining structures is complete and in the hands of the Little Rock corps officials.

At A Glance

Historic Monte Ne Preservation Partnership

The partnership is a loosely organized group composed of:

-Arkansas Archeological Society

-Arkansas Archeological Survey

-Arkansas Historical Association

-Benton County Historical Preservation Committee

-Benton County Historical Society

-Heritage Trail Partners

-Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas

-Rogers Historical Museum

-Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

-Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Monte Ne Resort

William “Coin” Harvey began construction on the Monte Ne resort shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Eventually there were several buildings, including two hotels constructed of logs. The remaining tower was part of the hotel known as the Oklahoma Row. Harvey built an aqueduct to feed a lake and an electric plant to provide electricity to the buildings. A railroad ran from Lowell to a lake on the property, where passengers were then ferried to the hotel by boat.

Source: Shiloh Museum Of Ozark History

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