For this week's edition of our Pryor Center Profiles, we pick up the story of James Dean Walker, twice convicted of murder. This week our archives continue the story after he escaped custody and fled west.
For decades, politics in Conway County moved with Marlin Hawkins. He was an elected official who created an efficient political machine that propelled him to 40 years in office. We use archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History with Randy Dixon as our guide to learn more about Hawkins' legacy.