By Connie O'Leary, CHA Volunteer
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In celebration of National Preservation month, the Coronado Historical Association has been diving deep into the history of architectual styles. One way to learn more about architecture is through documentaries. "Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture" from Arkansas Public Radio is a great documentary to start with for an understanding of mid-century design. Though the film focuses on buildings in Arkansas, the film covers general principles of the style that can be seen in Coronado's mid-century buildings.
In 1958, Coronado held its first Memorial Day Ceremony. American war dead were honored when Coronado holds its first mass memorial services by placing wreaths and floral pieces on the rock in Star Park, which had been renamed Memorial Park at that time. Like the ceremonies that would follow, it was sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars. The American Legion was also a sponsor of the ceremony held at II am. The public was invited to attend and place a floral piece or single flower on the monument.
By Annie Holland