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Posted: 12/11/2013 7:32:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 7:39:25 PM EST by Dan_Gray]

Colemann Dairy on Asher Avenue.

Yep, that's it. Just about 300 yards east of University and Asher. One of the most dangerous intersections in the nation in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. That's what it used to be.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:36:16 PM EST
The final home opener at Kavanaugh Field on April 15th, 1931.

Kavanaugh Field
Built 1894
Opened 1895, Rebuilt 1915
Closed 1931
Torn Down 1930s
Used by/for Little Rock Travelers (MILB A, 1895, 1901-1909, 1915-1931

Spring Training (MLB) 1895, 1898, 1907-1910
Location 1400 South Park St., Little Rock, AR
Capacity 1,500-2,000 (1894), 4450 (1915)
AKA West End Park (1894-1915), Highland Park Baseball Field

History:

Kavanaugh Field, originally called West End Park, was the home field of the Little Rock Travelers in 1885 and again from 1901-1909 and once more from 1915-1931. The field was also home to numerous major league spring training camps from 1895-1910.

In 1885, a private park was built on the west side of Little Rock and by 1893, baseball became a popular attraction at the park, which was known simply as West End Park. So in 1894, a baseball field and grandstand was built on the property, and it became the premier baseball park in the city.
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June 6, 1978, fire at Little Rock Furniture, 1498 E. 2nd St.
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The fireman at the front of the pump with the small line is cooling the front of it, to lessen damage to the glass, lights, and paint.
I won't out him, as it's not my place, but one of the smoke eaters there later had a son that at one point later in life, joined our little social club here.
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GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL
also called "Junkin's Hospital"
Owned and operated by Dr. Samuel Presley Junkin
husband of Blanche Chenault Junkin


Many East End, Ironton, Landmark and Sweet Home babies were born in Dr. Junkin's Hospital. Mrs. Junkin was a school teacher, teaching 5th grade at East End Elementary School, a civic-minded person who socialized with everyone, and wrote many biographies about local people, that were placed in the Benton Courier in the 1950's.

The Junkin home was on the hill, at Lorance Curve, in Saline County, now the property of the Reeds. It has been stated that Mrs. Junkin rode on the school bus each day, to teach school.

Both Dr. and Mrs. and members of their family are interred in Primrose Cemetery, across the street from the hospital, on Dixon Road, Little Rock, Ark. Pulaski County.
The hospital was torn down many years ago, and the property is now owned by Southwest Nursing Home.
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This was the best burger place ever.
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Officer Henry Callanen.


36 years of service on the LRPD. This one hit the family hard, I grew up around him.
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Cool thread.
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Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:

Yep, that's it. Just about 300 yards east of University and Asher. One of the most dangerous intersections in the nation in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. That's what it used to be.
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I think you are being a bit hyperbolic. I'm not saying I want to buy real estate at University and Asher, but it is not even close to "the most dangerous intersection in the most dangerous neighborhood" in Little Rock.
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I think you are being a bit hyperbolic. I'm not saying I want to buy real estate at University and Asher, but it is not even close to "the most dangerous intersection in the most dangerous neighborhood" in Little Rock.
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Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:

Yep, that's it. Just about 300 yards east of University and Asher. One of the most dangerous intersections in the nation in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. That's what it used to be.


I think you are being a bit hyperbolic. I'm not saying I want to buy real estate at University and Asher, but it is not even close to "the most dangerous intersection in the most dangerous neighborhood" in Little Rock.

University and Asher is consistently one of the ten most dangerous intersections in the nation.
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University and Asher is consistently one of the ten most dangerous intersections in the nation.
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Originally Posted By TJ43:
Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:

Yep, that's it. Just about 300 yards east of University and Asher. One of the most dangerous intersections in the nation in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. That's what it used to be.


I think you are being a bit hyperbolic. I'm not saying I want to buy real estate at University and Asher, but it is not even close to "the most dangerous intersection in the most dangerous neighborhood" in Little Rock.

University and Asher is consistently one of the ten most dangerous intersections in the nation.


Are we talking about "dangerous" in the way of traffic collisions?
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Are we talking about "dangerous" in the way of traffic collisions?
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Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:
Originally Posted By TJ43:
Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:

Yep, that's it. Just about 300 yards east of University and Asher. One of the most dangerous intersections in the nation in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. That's what it used to be.


I think you are being a bit hyperbolic. I'm not saying I want to buy real estate at University and Asher, but it is not even close to "the most dangerous intersection in the most dangerous neighborhood" in Little Rock.

University and Asher is consistently one of the ten most dangerous intersections in the nation.


Are we talking about "dangerous" in the way of traffic collisions?

Yes. Though crime in the area is pretty bad as well. And it appears the changes awhile back lessened the traffic danger.
When MEMS has 1 available unit in the county, they post at UnA.
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http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg420/danwest/1381606_381689715296142_1387555994_n_zpscdaf25bd.jpg


The fireman at the front of the pump with the small line is cooling the front of it, to lessen damage to the glass, lights, and paint.
I won't out him, as it's not my place, but one of the smoke eaters there later had a son that at one point later in life, joined our little social club here.
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Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:
June 6, 1978, fire at Little Rock Furniture, 1498 E. 2nd St.


http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg420/danwest/1381606_381689715296142_1387555994_n_zpscdaf25bd.jpg


The fireman at the front of the pump with the small line is cooling the front of it, to lessen damage to the glass, lights, and paint.
I won't out him, as it's not my place, but one of the smoke eaters there later had a son that at one point later in life, joined our little social club here.


Whats the point of cooling glass and paint when the fucking building is totaled?

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Whats the point of cooling glass and paint when the fucking building is totaled?

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Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:
June 6, 1978, fire at Little Rock Furniture, 1498 E. 2nd St.


http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg420/danwest/1381606_381689715296142_1387555994_n_zpscdaf25bd.jpg


The fireman at the front of the pump with the small line is cooling the front of it, to lessen damage to the glass, lights, and paint.
I won't out him, as it's not my place, but one of the smoke eaters there later had a son that at one point later in life, joined our little social club here.


Whats the point of cooling glass and paint when the fucking building is totaled?


On the truck.
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On the truck.
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Originally Posted By far_right:
Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:
June 6, 1978, fire at Little Rock Furniture, 1498 E. 2nd St.


http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg420/danwest/1381606_381689715296142_1387555994_n_zpscdaf25bd.jpg


The fireman at the front of the pump with the small line is cooling the front of it, to lessen damage to the glass, lights, and paint.
I won't out him, as it's not my place, but one of the smoke eaters there later had a son that at one point later in life, joined our little social club here.


Whats the point of cooling glass and paint when the fucking building is totaled?


On the truck.



That makes sense.
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Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:

University and Asher is consistently one of the ten most dangerous intersections in the nation.
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Originally Posted By TJ43:
Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:

Yep, that's it. Just about 300 yards east of University and Asher. One of the most dangerous intersections in the nation in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. That's what it used to be.


I think you are being a bit hyperbolic. I'm not saying I want to buy real estate at University and Asher, but it is not even close to "the most dangerous intersection in the most dangerous neighborhood" in Little Rock.

University and Asher is consistently one of the ten most dangerous intersections in the nation.


It looks like insurance companies actually do regular rankings of the nations most dangerous intersections and nothing in Arkansas makes the list:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=93001
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dangerous-intersections/

I have heard that Asher and University is the busiest intersection in Arkansas (which would explain a high volume of accidents or posting a MEMs unit there). But that isn't the same as being the most dangerous.
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That's good stuff
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TJ from the top rope!

I used to live in the backside of Twin Lakes near 36th, and my dad was the assistant manager of the AutoShack/AutoZone that was down there on Asher just west of University all throughout the late 80's and early 90's.

Life on that side of town was interesting back then to say the least.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 1:50:54 PM EST
The smoke eater son is me
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