Texarkana Gazette Photo Images from the photography staff of the Texarkana Gazette

Sharp Images

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with Bill Sharp. A custom model builder and former car salesman, Sharp, 84, has amassed a vast photo collection over the years. Numbering around 1,000 or more photos, the collection provides a look at Texarkana history stretching back to the late 19th century.

I thoroughly enjoyed his sentiments about today’s society and the lack of community our present situation incurs. Hearing his stories of a time when everyone knew each other, when the “village” really did raise the child.

Click HERE to see the multimedia about Sharp.

Staff photo by Christena Dowsett Bill Sharp explains his collection of historic Texarkana photos at the home of Dr. Beverly Rowe who manages the use of Sharp’s photos.

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