Books by Shirley (Shewmake) Manning

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Polk County Books
     1883-1900 Marriage Records (on this site free)
     Clips I (clippings from The Mena Star) (on this site free)
     Clips II  (on this site free)
     Voter Record 1892–1898 (on this site free)
     1850 Polk County Census
     1987 Polk County Death Records from The Mena Star (on this site free)
     Teacher Contracts 1918–1925 (compiled) (on this site free)
     Polk County Pension Records 1901–1904 & Tombstone Records (from found ledger)
     Selected Obits 1890–1914 
     Mena The City The Railroad Built (brochure given to the Chamber of Commerce)
     Ouarchita Mountain Digest (tourist magazine, out of print)
     Visitors & Newcomers Guide to Polk County (1986, 1987, 1988)
     Polk County 150 Years (newspaper give to all 5th grades in county in 1994)
     Real People Calendar, 1991 (featuring people in Polk County)
     Historic Churches in Polk County Calendar, 1988
     Polk County Buildings Calendar, 1987
     Tornado Book of Mena, Arkansas (2009) Photos of the damage to Mena (available)
     Mena, Arkansas, A Diamond In The Rough (on line free)
     The Mountain Signal (32 page magazine printed monthly for six years) not available
    ** Mountain Folks–A history of Posey Holly, Rock Springs, Foran Gap, Iron Fork, Quito, and the families who live there.
   Now shipping, send email for information.

Books in the Future
     Civil War Up Close and Personal: Polk County, Arkansas (in the works)
      The Inlaws & Outlaws of Fancy Hill, Arkansas Home of the Real Rooster Cogburn (gathering material for the book)
      Georgia Caravan (the two wagon trains from Georgia to Polk County & Montgomery County (gathering material for the book)
      Murders, Hangings, and Suicide's and Some That Came Close (Polk County)
      Renegades, Scalawags and Heroes of Polk County, Arkansas
      Family Stories (no real name yet) Montgomery County, Arkansas (a book that is half finished)

Garland County
     Oaklawn Park Historic Calendar, 1988 (history of horse racing in Hot Springs)
     The Horseshoe (a never published tourist guide and history of Hot Springs)

Pike County
     Pike County–A Glimpse At The Past (booklet on history of Pike County)  Available from author
     Pike County, Another Look At The Past (Photo book, designed & compiled for Pike Co.) Order from Pike Co.
     A Salute To Pike County Military Men And Women (designed & complied for Pike Co.)  Order from Pike Co.

Montgomery County
     Norman Yesterday & Today (magazine -then newsletter published for four years) not available
     Caddo Valley Academy & Norman High School 1921–1971 (available)
     Montgomery County Newspaper Abstracts 1891–1939 (from Microfilm Rolls 1-7) (available)
     Norman 1907–2007 Centennial Edition (available)
     Norman in Review (drawings by and bios of school kids at Caddo Hills, 2008) (available)
     Snapshots–2,500 photos grade school kids from Norman & Black Springs schools (available)
     Family Scrapbook, Montgomery County, Arkansas (433 pages photos before 1950) (available)

     The Networker (newspaper/magazine for people damaged by silicone) not available



© Shirley Manning 2004