A Michigan Tech emeritus professor of history will give a presentation Monday about the early history of Shreveport Water Works and the city’s struggle to supply water prior to building a municipally-owned system. Terry Reynolds, a native of El Dorado, will address the South Arkansas Historical Foundation.
Southern Arkansas University history professor Ben Johnson will present the lecture "Making Arkansas Dry: The War Against Drink in Arkansas" on March 12 at the South Arkansas Community College Lecture Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Eighty years after the repeal of prohibition, author and historian Ben Johnson will present a program on Arkansas’ history of regulating alcohol manufacturing, sales and consumption. Johnson is a history professor at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, and author of “John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas.” Johnson said the tug-of-war over alcohol in dry counties still prevails.