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Band on the Runway

ARKANSAS LIFE By jordan p. hickey On Sept. 18, 1964, the Fab Four made headlines when they touched down in Walnut Ridge. Today, the town is making sure no one forgets Even a few rows up, Carrie Mae Snapp could see Sharon Miller’s nose was scuffed and scraped—kinda like she’d “taken a punch with a [...]

Beatles photo collection coming to WR festival

The Times Dispatch A huge collection of Beatles photographs and images is set for display at the Beatles at the Ridge music festival Sept. 19 and 20. The Argenta Collection will be unveiled at the annual festival in downtown Walnut Ridge. Charles Snapp (from left), Lorra Whitmire, Ashley Burris and Jackie Snapp sort through [...]

Tie Dye the Town

Local businesses are once again encouraged to Tie Dye the Town in preparation for the annual Beatles at the Ridge festival, set for Sept. 19 and 20 in downtown Walnut Ridge. Trophies for best interior display and best exterior display will be presented by the previous winners. The traveling trophies are currently in the possession [...]

Walnut Ridge Makes International Beatles Tour List

In September, 1964, four young lads from Liverpool - John, Paul, George and Ringo – landed at the Walnut Ridge, Ark., airport to be transported to a nearby vacation spot, with a planned return to the plane two days later.

USA Today picks Walnut Ridge – 10 best places for Beatles history

After their Dallas show in 1964, the band flew to a secluded ranch in Missouri for a break. They switched planes in tiny Walnut Ridge. Word leaked and a crowd of several hundred waited at the tiny airport for a glimpse of the stars. "They have a commemoration every year," Kane says. The city also erected a statue to honor the band.

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