Talk:Harrison, Arkansas

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Reaction to Banished[edit]

I have removed the sentence "The program was heavily criticized by Harrison residents for being untruthful", referencing the film Banished. While this is indeed true, it is not supported by the references in the entry. A quick Google search didn't turn up a verifiable source - If anyone can provide one, I'd love to see this re-included. Lwsimon (talk) 01:24, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Walmart Supercenter[edit]

I have removed an assertion that the Harrison Walmart (Store #2) was the first Supercenter. I have personal knowledge that Berryville's Walmart was a Supercenter for at least a year before Harrison's. Of course, personal knowledge is not a citation, so I checked the citation given in the article. It linked to Walmart's store finder, which does not support the assertion that Harrison's Walmart was the first Supercenter. I removed the assertion on these grounds. Lwsimon (talk) 16:37, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

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Does anyone know who this town was named after?

Nope, sorry, but I'm researching it. I'll be sure to tell you when I find the origins of the name! Fuzzy

The city of Harrison Arkansas was named after a Union General by the name of Gen. M. LaRue Harrison who surveyed the townsite. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.178.74.138 (talk) 04:14, August 27, 2007 (UTC)


Yes and no[edit]

Well is harrison a place for youth. probably not. But its seniors have alot of benefits. The Police are 1 officer for ever 200 civilians. The recreation Cost you Alot for what you make. And the Census is wrong about 65.32% of the population of harrison is below poverty. If your want to know how i know? My family has been around for about 800 years or so. yes thats right since before R.J. Haury's Son ever set up his logging camp here.

-- 162.40.175.36 07:02, 23 January 2006

Town's racist reputation not covered[edit]

Where is the 'real' history of this town. 1901, 1905, and 1909? Blacks were 'expelled' from their homes in this town. Who wrote this very unrealistic article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rdavis22 (talkcontribs) 05:58, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

I was about to ask that, too. The TV show Independent Lens did an episode which covered Harrison's racist community (which very much exists today, as was made VERY clear in the TV special). This Harrison article is large enough that it makes the fact the town's racist reputation is left out of it look very, very obvious and glaring. It was deliberately left out -- it had to have been. --Ragemanchoo (talk) 08:22, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I don't know whether either of you have checked back recently, but I've added a bullet-point about Harrison being home to the headquarters of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Let me say, as a Klansman, that it wasn't any of us who deleted (or omitted) references to the expulsion of blacks. We're proud of our organization, and couldn't be paid to cover it up. The details about the Klan were probably omitted/removed by someone who ISN'T in the Klan, HATES the Klan, has no concept of "completeness/full disclosure" or a "detached, neutral, professional tone" as it relates to Wikipedia, and was expressing their point of view (against Wikipedia's guidelines and principles). I will be defending against any removal of properly-cited, accurate information from this article. Completeness is of the essence, as is neutrality. Mr. P. S. Phillips (talk) 17:44, 23 March 2008 (UTC

I restored a sentence about the racist history of Harrison. It has been edited out previously, and I go back occasionally to restore it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jbgilm (talkcontribs) 20:13, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Harrison versus Zinc[edit]

There seems to have been some disagreements over the location of the "Klan". Zinc's claims seem to have some backing, such as:

-- Hoary (talk) 23:59, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

The "Klan" is based in Zinc, which is a tiny little backwater 20 miles from Harrison. 216.116.87.110 (talk) 21:23, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Harrison race riots[edit]

I've removed a long and interesting passage about Harrison's race riots of 1905 and 1909, not because "The article was misleading, slanderous, hateful, limited to half truths at best, about a nice little town. Harrison is always highly listed as one of the best small towns in the USA", but instead because the material had been illicitly copied from this page ("©2010 The Central Arkansas Library System - All rights reserved") of The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. IFF legitimately written for Wikipedia (and not plagiarized), material about these riots would certainly belong in the article. -- Hoary (talk) 08:26, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

A couple of years ago I inserted two sentences about race riots and cited the PBS program. These sentences were removed but they were not plagiarized. I reinserted them. Jbgilm (talk) 03:27, 14 August 2010 (UTC)