The Beautiful Desha County Courthouse sits close to the Arkansas River in Arkansas City, Arkansas. It was built in 1900 and is the oldest courthouse still in operation today. A lot of history surrounds this old courthouse but the most memorable event concerns a trial, conviction and a curse. It seems that Jim Williams, AKA "Willard", was tried, convicted and sentenced to hang. On the day of his execution he cursed the clock by saying, “I’m innocent and because you are hanging me I will haunt that clock for eternity and it will never work again." Since the execution the clock has not worked properly. We had to check this one out.
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