300 N. Spruce
Searcy, AR 72143
Photo taken July 2005. Scanned August 2005
Calvin Beale, the Senior Demographer at ERS, has visited the majority of counties in the United States. He typically stops at the county seat and talks to USDA staff, extension service agents, or others about the county and current trends. During each visit he photographs the county courthouse, combining his interests in architecture and rural small town America. In Calvin's seminars, the courthouse slides provide a vehicle around which to discuss a county's history, what makes it unique, and issues affecting county residents.
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