Leslie, AR

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Arkansas's landscape is very pretty.

Then on towards Branson, but we made another stop on the way. This one was one of those that you don’t plan, but curiosity made it happen. We saw a sign announcing the Ozark Heritage Art Center and Museum a short distance ahead. And as we entered the small community of Leslie we found it and decided to stop and look around. The young lady in charge and her six year old son gave us a first class tour of Art Gallery and all of the antique items on display and told us the stories that went with each one. Leslie in its hayday had a population nearing the 10,000 mark, but today the figure has dwindled to around 500. Tucked back in the middle of the Ozarks, it is a beautiful little community waiting to get its second breath. We got several good pictures of interesting items and pictures. We probably spent well over an hour going through the exhibits. We stopped one more time on the way to Branson, but I will put it together in this entry. It was an information stop at one of the many places that tries to sell you special package deals in Branson. We weren’t interested in that, but in asking another question we realized that the couple who ran this small store also did quilts, and quite nice ones at that. Not extremely quilted, but nicely pieced and finished. We got some pictures there too.

X_Drive says:
Well, unlike you, who live in the center of everything "Eureka, we have found it!", we live in a small insignificant place and look in all the out of the way places. :) Thanks!
Posted on: Jun 08, 2008
sylviandavid says:
You do such a great job of finding and telling about little out of the way treasures! Sylvia
Posted on: May 09, 2008
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Arkansass landscape is very prett…
Arkansas's landscape is very pret…
Lots of green
Lots of green
A few of the old barns and buildin…
A few of the old barns and buildi…
I really loved this one.
I really loved this one.
Great old building.
Great old building.
This one had a tree coming out of …
This one had a tree coming out of…
This one is still a trading post.
This one is still a trading post.
but not this one.
but not this one.
We stopped to get a photo of this …
We stopped to get a photo of this…
Pretty nice view along the way.
Pretty nice view along the way.
Lovely landscape.
Lovely landscape.
Lovely landscape.
Lovely landscape.
And flowers on the trees.
And flowers on the trees.
Up close they looked even better.
Up close they looked even better.
The front of the Museum.
The front of the Museum.
A nice old quilt in the Museum.
A nice old quilt in the Museum.
A closer look.
A closer look.
Oddly shaped artisitic piece in th…
Oddly shaped artisitic piece in t…
Another artixtic piece in the gall…
Another artixtic piece in the gal…
A nice painting in the gallery.
A nice painting in the gallery.
This is the six-year-old who helpe…
This is the six-year-old who help…
I think this was a loom but I may …
I think this was a loom but I may…
Other memorabilia in the museum.
Other memorabilia in the museum.
This is a loom.
This is a loom.
Ad old quilt from 1870.
Ad old quilt from 1870.
Two of the early inhabitants.
Two of the early inhabitants.
A note about the quilt
A note about the quilt
Up close on the quilt.
Up close on the quilt.
More of the memorabilia.
More of the memorabilia.
Old tools
Old tools
And photos
And photos
Even garments
Even garments
Lodges, clubs, and businesses from…
Lodges, clubs, and businesses fro…
And an old treadle sewing machine.
And an old treadle sewing machine.
An old Friendship quilt.
An old Friendship quilt.
Each lady made her own block and s…
Each lady made her own block and …
And then they were all pieced toge…
And then they were all pieced tog…
More old tools. A corn grinder.
More old tools. A corn grinder.
Whittling was big in those days.
Whittling was big in those days.
Dad and Grandpa whittled all kinds…
Dad and Grandpa whittled all kind…
More whittling results.
More whittling results.
and more.
and more.
Even an old cotton sack for pickin…
Even an old cotton sack for picki…
Another shot of the treadle sewing…
Another shot of the treadle sewin…
And railroad items.
And railroad items.
And pictures.
And pictures.
More railroad pics.
More railroad pics.
And an old .... chair.
And an old .... chair.
This was a new quilt made by the y…
This was a new quilt made by the …
They also had made this nice dream…
They also had made this nice drea…
And this nice piece from the 2003 …
And this nice piece from the 2003…
We stopped in at a small shop and …
We stopped in at a small shop and…
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Another nice quilt.
Leslie Sights & Attractions review
Learning about the Ozarks from the folks who live there.
The Federal government in 1935 had enough money to help build or construct some very nice buildings all over the United States especially in rural and… read entire review
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photo by: X_Drive