Alleene, AR. was founded in the early 1800's. This
small community with a population of 190 is nestled in a quiet scenic countryside of the
North central portion of Little River County on State highway 234.
Inside this small community is one of the Little River
County Historical Museum's. The museum was the old log home of the now deceased residents
Will and Molly Reed. The museum is built of hand-hewn logs put together with wooden pegs,
and is covered with handmade cypress boards, typical of houses in the 1875 era. It now
houses many artifacts and/or memorabilia, all of which have been loaned, given to, or
purchased by the Historical Society. Although the museum is a county function, the upkeep
is primary responsibility of the Alleene community. Most residents in the community are
well versed on any item in the museum and are readily available to conduct a tour of the
Other Alleene Attractions:
The Alleene Veterans War Memorial
The birthplace of Chester Lauck of the "Lum
and Abner" radio program.
Alleene yearly Memorial Day weekend Reunion. The
activities commence with a street dance on Saturday night, Sunday morning church service
with dinner immediately thereafter. The afternoon is filled with, "Do you remember
when", special entertainment and games for all children regardless of age. An
estimated crowd of 500 citizens attend each year.
Alleene's Famous Mulligan Super Night - An
estimated 300 come out and eat Mulligan Stew cooked by some 50 residents. These suppers
have been held the second Saturday night of each April and October for the past 25 years.
VFW Fund Raiser on the 3rd Saturday of August, Hamburgers,
Hot Dogs and all the trimmings.
The top section of the old Oak Hill Fire Tower
which was in operation between 1956 to 1985. Now it sits behind the Will Reed Museum.