Mar 25, 2022

American Music Landmarks Project - Exclusive: Elvis Haircut Day commemorates Chaffee Barbershop Museum’s defining role in music history


On this day 64 years ago, the “haircut heard 'round the world” changed music history forever. As a 23-year-old Elvis Presley sat in the barber’s chair at Fort Chaffee barbershop in Fort Smith, Arkansas, his disappearing signature sideburns and pompadour unequivocally confirmed what lie ahead - a two-year tour of duty in the US Army and, much to the dismay of millions of fans around the world, a lengthy postponement of his trailblazing ascent as the young "King of Rock ’n' Roll." In a light-hearted moment with the onlooking press, Elvis jested, “Hair today, gone tomorrow!”

 

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The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) Board of Directors have approved a plan to transfer a small park near the Sebastian County soccer fields to Sebastian County for use as a park and learning fields for the Sebastian County Extension Office.


Aug 18, 2022

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority board of directors approved nearly $3 million in property sales at its regular meeting Thursday (Aug. 18) including the sale of a parking lot, 28 acres for single-family homes and 61 acres for an 840,000-square-feet warehouse/distribution center.


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Arkansas Business published a special "Fort Smith Growth Report" in July that highlights some of the current momentum for economic and community development. Pages 4-5 provide a feature article titled "Chaffee Crossing District Key to Fort Smith's Growth".  


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