There’s a new book for sale that can bring the taste of Haskell’s past into your home. Haskell resident Lee Carman – and wife of Mayor Roy Carman – wanted to preserve favorite recipes from the community’s ancestors and decided a cookbook would be a great way to do it. She gathered recipes from locals in Haskell, typed them up and had 300 copies printed. The cookbooks are for sale for $10.00 each. Proceeds go to the Haskell Historical Society (HHS) for upcoming events, displays or other things at the Haskell Museum.
Emaline Stroud, a member of the HHS, says that they have printed 300 cookbooks and they may be purchased by texting either Emaline at 501-303-0384 or Lee at 501-860-1958.
Recipes are from community members who have passed away. Their relatives submitted them for the collection. Among those women are Helen Arey, Ivanette Arey, Mamie Richey Breitweiser, Polly Breitweiser, Gladys Callahan, Hollan “Doodle” Callahan, Minnie Carman, Donna Garrett, Lena Garrett, Francis Hinds, Ruby Lovins, Angie McLehaney, Eunice Mills, Eva Jean Mills, George Mills, Wesley Mills, Noreen Moore, Judy Robertson, Imogene Scarbrough, Dale Smith, Everee Tallant, Odessa Walden, Mildred Westbrook, and Mozelle Whitley.
There is also a 3 page history of Haskell included in this book with the names of the men who received land grants in the current city limits of Haskell back in the 1800s, as well as the names of the 32 men who signed the petition asking that Haskell be incorporated into a town.
Haskell will be 110 years old on July 21, 2020, so the HHS has begun planning a birthday party for next Summer.
The Haskell Museum is open every third Saturday, or by appointment. Call 501-303-0384 to set it up.