Oden, Arkansas: Lum and Abner Jot 'Em Down Store and Museum

Local boys who made good, Lum and Abner had a popular radio comedy program from 1931 to 1955. Hayseed originals, they blazed a trail later followed by Andy Griffith and Duck Dynasty.
Address:
4562 W. Highway 88, Oden, AR
Directions:
18 miles east of Mena on Highway 88 in Ouachita National Forest, at Pine Ridge on Hole in the Ground Rd.
Hours:
M 10-2, T-Sa 9-4, Su 12-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
870-326-4442
Admission:
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Lum and Abner's Jot 'Em Down Store and Museum

Lum and Abner were radio personalities and actors in the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's, with a long-running comedy radio program. They were natives of the Mena, Arkansas area (the nearby county seat), and the Jot 'Em Down store is located a east of Mena. The old store's now a museum and tourist stop.

I grew up in Mena and listened to Lum and Abner every afternoon on the local radio station through the late 1970's. Audio tapes of their comedy sketches are available at the museum.

[Susan Richmond, 03/11/2007]

No need for a new photo of Lum and Abner's since the time we stopped in decades ago -- it looks exactly the same today.

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