ISBN: 9781555718046
Pages: 224

Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties

A True Story of Life Along Arkansas’ South Highway 14 and the Buffalo River

FINALIST, 2016 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS & HONORABLE MENTION AT THE 2015 LOS ANGELES BOOK FESIVAL!

This book will be a treasure of mine that I’ll always keep, not only because it talks about two wonderful people…but also because it stirs emotions in all of us whose lives have been forever molded by the Buffalo River.” Scotty Jefferson, County Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency for Baxter, Marion and Searcy counties, Arkansas

STOLEN WATER, FORGOTTEN LIBERTIES is a fascinating memoir detailing the life and experiences of Joe Barnes—husband, father, WWII veteran, and the owner of the largest canoe and fishing rental service on Arkansas’ Buffalo River. More than a personal memoir, however, it also tells the larger story of a community bound together by a river that provided sustenance and livelihood, only to see it all threatened when, in 1972, the National Park Service took control of the river, designating it a “national river.” Along with the designation came tough new rules and regulations, which many living along the river found ill-conceived and unfair, and a struggle to maintain a way of life that had remained largely unchanged for generations.

“Jenny Butler’s book tells a story far greater than you will expect. There will be those who may not believe the truth, but the truth is told here. I know, I was there!” Mike Mills, Canoe Operator


To read an excellent feature article in Women's Inc. magazine click HERE! and go to page 16!


 

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