Phillips County Museum News for August 5, 2020
August 5, 2020
Does the name “Beavertown” sound familiar?
It was one of the booming “h” towns of yesteryear.
Located near Beaver Creek (from which, it presumably, was named) it was the nearest town for homesteaders on the Saco divide and the ranches located on Larb Creek. Saco was near but many times Beaver Creek made it impossible to reach Saco due to its flooding. The town boasted a lumberyard, a blacksmith shop, grain elevator, Hotel, bar, post office, grocery store, and school. The school was grand with a lower level that hosted classrooms and a second floor that was living quarters for...