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State park tells tale of Powhatan's heyday, decline

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Photographs by Special to the Democrat-Gazette/MARCIA SCHNEDLER

The limestone jail built in the 1870s is part of Powhatan Historic State Park.

All six dozen of today's Powhatan residents could fit with space to spare in the beautifully restored second-floor courtroom of the former Lawrence County Courthouse overlooking this tiny northeast Arkansas community.

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