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Old Posted Sep 24, 2008, 1:53 AM
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Cool Russellville, Americas most Hick Town

So I thought I would post a thread with some photos Ive taken where Im going to college at Arkansas Tech. This town is located in the centre of Arkansas and is about 85 miles away from Little Rock, the only significant urban centre in the state. Not all of these photos are of the urban environment since theres not much of one here so deal with it!

Russellville is located in a dry county so talk about nothing to do at all. I think the biggest thing this town has seen is the building of a new convention center and 4 star hotel which is incredible for this town. Maybe just maybe it will enliven it and get the crazy evangelical methheads out of the local government so this town can become more culturally significant, IE bars, and live music. Maybe then there will be something to do, but until that time I will have to keep driving to Little Rock to get some culture.

I have lived in many places; Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Beijing but somehow I ended up here but only a short or long two years left and then Im outta here. On to possible greener pastures... Chicago

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The local cemetery last Halloween. I used a filter on this shot and adjusted my kelvin settings on my camera to allow for the blue hue to come through. Hey that rhimed!


The most action thats happened in this town since Bubba jackknifed his 18 wheeler into the local gas station; its sexy cow time, oh yeah!


The tornadoes that hit around February this year.








This is only about 10 minutes from where I live, its the only nice thing about living in this town. Some of the largest intact forests left in the lower 48 are located just north and south of this town. About 2.5 million acres all in all.





One of the oldest if not the oldest drug stores in the state



Now I realized that I said there was no live music but this is probably the only time there ever was any live music in town and it was a special event where they actually sold beer, I dont know how, but I bet they got in trouble for it.


Im going out right now to take some night shots of the actual town, the ones I have now of downtown are just snapshots, nothing too fancy.
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Awesome shots! About the town: I think I've been to hickier (hicker?).
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Cool pics. I'd rather than out with "hicks" than self-centered elitists.
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Beautiful pictures! Very nice thread. Wish it had been longer!
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nice pics!
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Looks LIke Curt Kobain on the stage and Bubba the Love Sponge on bass. Nice shots.
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Nice shots! I like the cemetary one.
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I guess I'm in a similar boat as you, I'm serving my professional purgatory in a surprisingly lame New Hampshire town. I hope this bum economy doesn't pull the rug out from my quest to get back to Chicago within the next year...
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Some new photos I just took today and tonight


















I am on the main street Russellville Historical Commission and recently we have been trying to make downtown a little nice to attract some cafes and stores. Most of the time a business comes in and goes out of business within a few months. I attribute it to the fact that downtown is pretty run down and not very attractive. We are slowly but surely making it nicer so maybe people will pay attention to it and maybe just maybe shop there every now and again instead of Wal Mart, grrrr!









The CCC built this around 1932 and its one of the most architecturally significant buildings here in my opinion. Its for the Forest Service and is really a beautiful structure.




More photos to come soon of the neighborhoods and such. I have been living here for a little over a year now and really havent taken any photos of the town so I thought I might as well take some for this site.
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For a moment, I thought this was going to be a thread on Russellville, Alabama.
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Well Im pretty sure Russellville AL is pretty redneck too. Are you from there or something?
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Nice shots! I like the cemetary one.
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I guess I'm in a similar boat as you, I'm serving my professional purgatory in a surprisingly lame New Hampshire town. I hope this bum economy doesn't pull the rug out from my quest to get back to Chicago within the next year...
Chicago does have some sort of magical pull to it. Once you live there you never want to live anywhere else. You may think you want to live somewhere else but then you realize that nowhere else compares to it. May we both have luck finding our ways back there.
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That shot of them dancing on the table is just depressing.
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its right up there
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That shot of them dancing on the table is just depressing.
Depressing? Why? Because its people like this that are voting. If thats the case, than it is very depressing.
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Since Russellville is my hometown, I can sympathize with you on being stuck there. I am happy to be far removed from there now (in more ways than one!)
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Well Im pretty sure Russellville AL is pretty redneck too. Are you from there or something?
No, I'm from Huntsville, AL. I've been to Russellville, AL, on occasion... mainly for school tournaments.
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Wow great job on the Russellville thread!! But you left out two crucial elements...

Feltner's What-a-burger (preferably around lunchtime when the line is LONG)
At least one shot of an actual WONDERBOY

And hey Arkansas ain't all bad... as a Reddie myself (go HSU!) I find myself missing Arkadelphia all the time
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The town maybe small, but you made it attractive!
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The local cemetery last Halloween. I used a filter on this shot and adjusted my kelvin settings on my camera to allow for the blue hue to come through. Hey that rhimed!
That is a friggen amazing shot. May I ask what filter you used? Any other info on the shot would be greatly appreciated
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Since Russellville is my hometown, I can sympathize with you on being stuck there. I am happy to be far removed from there now (in more ways than one!)
Your from Russellville and now you live in Amsterdam. Thats quite random that someone else on here would be from here. So you got as far away as possible didnt ya lol
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