Earle school construction threatens historic sidewalk

Earle school construction threatens historic sidewalk
Earle's "senior sidewalk" (Source: WREG)

EARLE, AR (KAIT/WREG) - Construction on the new Earle Elementary School is raising concerns over a historic sidewalk that stretches in front of it.

Memphis television station WREG reports that on the sidewalk are the names of every Earle High School graduate from 1923 to 1985.

With the construction of the new school, there are concerns that some of the concrete slabs may be damaged beyond repair.

“My family personally has six names inscribed on the stones,” Robert Campbell, a 1981 Earle High School graduate, told WREG.

Campbell is leading an effort to save as much of the sidewalk as possible.

He says construction crews have been careful to avoid damaging the sidewalk, but some portions have been torn up to install water and sewer lines.

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