John L. Mitchael

Before there were credit cards, Gravette’s McAllisters Grocery had a credit system. It allowed Mitchael’s, and other local families, to buy goods until they sold their crops or livestock. Mitchael tells that ‘A few years ago the Governor [Asa Hutchinson who grew up on a farm near Gravette] came through. I had the pleasure of giving him a tour of the [Gravette Historical Museum] and I was able to show him his father’s account number in the system’.

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