Governor Conway Days, 3-28-09, Part 1 of 2

Bradley celebrated its 24th annual Governor Conway Days on March 28, 2009.  Most of those present will probably remember this as one of, if not the, coldest Governor Conway Days ever.  The temperature never climbed higher than the mid-50’s, and there was a stiff wind all day long.

The morning, and most of the day, was overcast and cold:

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Radio station KRMD and the folks with the great barbecue were back this year:

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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commissiion’s rolling aquarium attracted many of those present:


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A new attraction this year was an exhibit of antique tractors, some of which are shown below:

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The Cochran Museum had a record number of visitors, probably due at least in part to the visitors’ desire to get inside out of the cold wind:

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Roy Lamar and John Lamar are standing by an old Philco radio which was used by the Lamar family beginning about 1947.

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Among those who visited the Museum were Kay Dayton Croom, her husband Ed Croom, and Billy  Bynum:

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Kay and Ed reside in Oxford, Mississippi.  Billy is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U. S. Air Force.

Four members of the Bradley High School Class of 1969 posed for this photo:

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From left to right, Billy Bynum, John Bishop, Susie Cochran Hargis, and Jan Allen Segrest.  (That’s Richard Drake in the back of the photo, but he’s not part of this class).  Some members of the Class of 1969 met later in the day to plan a 40th class reunion for later in the year.

In the next post, we’ll take a look at Saturday’s parade.

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