Donaghey Park Lies in Northern Part of Parish

The Gazette
October 5, 1939

The names of several boyhood friends of Mr. Donaghey are engraved on the sides of the monument.

Nestled in the extreme northern part of Union Parish stands 40 acres of land dedicated to the perpetual memory of one of  this parish’s noted citizens – George W. Donaghey, for governor of Arkansas.

The land for the park was donated by the Union Saw Mill Co. and it extends into Arkansas. The park is marked with a tablet which was dedicated to commemorated the 100th anniversary of the forming of the Arkansas-Louisiana boundary line.

The park lies near the old homesite of where Governor Donaghey was born

Dedicated with fitting ceremonies on July 2, 1933, the park today is one of the prettiest spots in this parish. Three former governors of Arkansas and the governor at that time attended the dedicatory program.

Governor Donaghey was chief executive of Arkansas for two terms, from 1908-1912. He died in 1937.

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