Published by the Clark County Historical Association in 2021, this 116 pages collection of stories from Arkadelphia's Southern Standard newspaper have been selected not only for their significance but also for their general interest. This volume begins with 1881's first paper and contains at least one item from every available issue for the following ten years. All stories are local and illustrated with local advertisements, chosen not only for their significance but also for their general interest. Some included due to their unusual nature. An attempt has been made to choose a wide variety of items to depict the full range of activity in Clark County during the years 1881 through 1890. Developments in education during the decade changed Clark County forever. Of special significance among was the establishment of Ouachita Baptist College (now Ouachita Baptist University) in 1886 and Arkadelphia Methodist College (now Henderson State University) in 1890, giving Arkadlephia a legitimate claim to the title "Athens of Arkansas."