Friday, May 17, 2013

Monte Ne

The Tower
Monte Ne

On a football weekend several years ago in Northwest Arkansas, my husband and I drove out to Monte Ne. I enjoyed walking around the property on a perfect fall day.

According to Wikipedia, Monte Ne was the creation of William Hope Harvey, financial theorist and US Presidential nominee.
Monte Ne was a planned community and health resort near Rogers, Arkansas from 1901 through the mid-1930's.
If you are interested, history of Monte Ne is plentiful on the internet.

The project was a financial failure.
In 1964 the majority of the remaining structures were submerged by the creation of Beaver Lake.

The property is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

 Graffiti decorates the interior walls.

The property is owned and managed by the US Corps of Engineers mainly as a boat ramp.
Harvey commissioned a theme song for Monte Ne.
It was written by Edward Wolf and copyrighted by Harvey.
"Beautiful Monte Ne"
Beautiful Monte Ne, God's gift to man they say
Health resort to all the world is beautiful Monte Ne
Rosy cheeks and purer blood they gain there day by day
in mountain air water rare at beautiful Monte Ne.

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