A member of the EIC crew, an old hippe-from-California-turned-hillbilly-from-Arkansas, and I spent the past two mornings in the eastern and northern parts of the county where I got these great shots.
The stone church and the old store building are both located in Salem, our neighbor to the north in Fulton County. The old schoolhouse at Union, Arkansas, is located just north of the Izard County line along the way to Salem.
We happened along at the right time to get this MASSIVE blacksnake on video. It was at least six-feet long and very likely slightly bigger than that!