Few People Know The Full Story Behind This Little Retro Motel In Arkansas
The history is rich in Arkansas. Many family businesses can trace their previous owners throughout the decades and see the up-kept tradition and added flair each new generation brings. The particular business we’re looking at today had lost its original family owners, but the iconic motel has recently been brought back to life by the third generation. Let’s look at the new face and old story of the Joy Motel.
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Do you have memories of the Joy Motel’s early years? Reminisce with us in the comments below!
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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