Just a hobby, that’s how it all started in 1969, something I would do even if there was no profit. The National Forest was still open to prospecting and filing mining claims on public domain lands as part of the original Homestead Act. I was soon making more on weekends than all week working in construction. My rock business started with a pick, shovel, and a $46 unemployment check.
I found out I could sell more than I could dig by hand, so I bought from other miners. My wife cried, my in-laws laughed, but later several of those laughing in-laws were employed by my company.
515 Sherwood Avenue, Mena, , carries a large variety of Southwest, Cowboy and Indian, or just plain country antiques and gifts! We offer cowhides, pillows, framed art, hand woven rugs, antique guns, lamps, furniture, and much more. Open Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm.
Dogwood Paradise features bicycle & helmet rentals, jewelry & accessories (some homemade with precious stones) and clothing. Also operating as a florist, contact the owner to book for weddings at Queen Wilhelmina State Park or other surrounding facilities. Shop open during height of tourism season.
Open "Most" Thursdays - Fri - Sat. Other days - catch me on Cell phone or call for appointment.
This is an amazing store to browse around. They have Antiques, New and Used Bric & Brac, Books, Lamps and Old Quilts. There is just too much to mention so come on by and find treasures in this Flea Market.