Arkansas postcard past
Lakeview, circa 1957: The Pok-A-Dot Ham Shop in Baxter County was owned by Pal and Gustie Purgason, who indeed owned a polka dotted building. The offerings included “Home cooked and served meals,” “Hickory Smoked Ham and Bacon, Home Made Candy — Mail orders invited,” “Meals by reservation through December.” Customers would have included tourists who flocked to the massive lakes nearby.
Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203