Rainmaker

Arkansas Backstories: Rainmaker

In today’s terminology, “rainmaker” frequently refers to an individual who generates legendary financial windfalls — almost by magic — for his or her employer. It’s a word often used to describe particularly successful stockbrokers, bond daddies, lobbyists and lawyers — the hard-driving alpha personalities wearing bespoke suits, occupying posh offices and commanding eight-figure bonuses.  …

Dr. James A. Penney

Happiness Is A Root Canal

Dr. James A. Penney, III is an Endodontist, or root canal specialist. Since graduating from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry and returning home to Little Rock in 1994, Penney has built his practice on the foundation of exceptional quality root canal and implant therapy.   Penney grew up in North Little Rock and…

Arkansas By Train

In 1874, Cornelia Dickson, a teacher from Camden, was going to take the train to Selma, Alabama. To do this, she first had to take a 12-hour stagecoach trip to Prescott. Then it was another three hours by train to Little Rock, where she switched from the Iron Mountain line to one headed east. Getting…