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A Bear's Last Visit to a Cornfield

Folk tale written by Silas Claiborne Turnbo.

Three miles below the village of Peel, Marion County, Ark., Is the mouth of Coon Creek. One quarter of a mile below this stream is the mouth of Music’s Creek. Between the mouths of these two small but rough water courses is the Jim Jones ferry landing. On the upper side from the mouth of Coon Creek is a high bluff where a fine view of White River and surrounding country is obtained. This bluff and the two creeks is on the south side of the river and we have a pretty view of the rough and tall bluffs and the wooded shores. A few of the farms on each side of the river is observed which calls to mind the names of old timers who once lived in this part of Marion County. On the opposite side of the river is the old Loranzo D. Terry farm. Mr. Terry was spirited away from his home in war times. The last the writer ever heard of him was on the Arkansas River at the mouth of Mulberry where he is supposed to have been murdered while he was a prisoner. Others say he was killed on the side of Lee’s Mountain facing the Flippin Barrens. . . .

Owner of originalSpringfield-Greene County Library
Linked toLorenzo Dow Terry

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