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Conway, Arkansas

HistoryEdit The city of Conway was founded by Asa P. Robinson, who came to Conway shortly after the Civil War. Robinson was the chief engineer for the Little Rock-Fort Smith Railroad (now the Union Pacific). Part of his compensation was the deed to a tract of land, one square mile, located near the old settlement of Cadron. When the railroad came through, Robinson deeded a small tract of his land back to the railroad for a depot site. He laid off a town site around the depot and named it Conway Station, in honor of a famous Arkansas family. Conway Station contained two small stores, two saloons, a depot, some temporary housing and a post office.[2] Despite being founded as a railroad town, there currently exists no passenger service. The disappearance of passenger rail service in the region is attributed to the emphasis placed on the automobile.[3] In 1878, Father Joseph Strub, a priest in the Roman Catholic Holy Ghost Fathers, arrived in Arkansas. A native of Alsace-Lorraine, Strub was expelled from Prussia during the Kulturkampf in 1872. He moved to the United States, settling in Pittsburgh where he founded Duquesne University in October 1878. Difficulties with Bishop John Tuigg led Strub to leave Pittsburgh in late October 1878 to travel to Conway, Arkansas.[4] In 1879, Strub convinced the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad to deed 200,000 acres along the northern side of the Arkansas River to the Holy Ghost Fathers in order to found the St. Joseph Colony.[5] This included land on which Father Strub founded and built St. Joseph Catholic Church of Conway.[6] As part of the land deal, the railroad offered land at 20 cents per acre to every German immigrant. In order to attract Roman Catholic Germans to Conway and the surrounding areas, Father Strub wrote The Guiding Star for the St. Joseph Colony. In addition to extoling the qualities of Conway and the surrounding area, Father Strub provided information on how best to travel from Europe to Conway.[7] By 1889, over 100 German families had settled in Conway, giving the town many its distinctively German street and business names. Conway was long the home of the late Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice James D. Johnson[8] (1924- 2010), who ran unsuccessful races for governor in 1956 against then fellowDemocrat Orval Eugene Faubus[9] and in 1966 against the Republican Winthrop Rockefeller.[10]Johnson, a leading segregation activist during the confrontation over forced integration at Little Rock Central High School, went on to switch affiliation to the Republican Party in the 1980s, after the death of his nemesis Rockefeller. Johnson also lost an important race in 1968 for the United States Senateagainst the incumbent James William Fulbright.[11]His wife, the late Virginia Johnson (1928- 2007), ran for governor in 1968, while he was running for U.S. Senator.[12] The late country singer Conway Twitty, originally named Harold Lloyd Jenkins, took the first part of his professional name by looking at a map and seeing the town of Conway.

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