The Parker-Hickman Farm is a historic homestead situated near the Erbie Campground in the Buffalo National River, the first river in the country designated a national river by the National Park Service. The farm is 195 acres in size and includes more than a dozen structures, including a house, the oldest log building still standing in the Buffalo National River. Other buildings include barns, sheds, a smokehouse, and privy. The farm, which constitutes a historic district that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been well preserved and shows is a good representation as to what a typical 19th-century Ozark homestead looked like. The farm was operated until 1978 by the Hickman family.
Backstory and Context
"Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District." The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Accessed November 10, 2018.
"Parker-Hickman Farmstead." National Park Service. March 27, 2015. https://www.nps.gov/experiences/exploring-the-historic-districts-of-buffalo-national-river.htm.
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