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Old 08-16-2017, 11:59 PM
 
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MH is more beautiful but both are nice. Great demographics.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"Can anyone familiar with both offer an idea as to why this might be?" Why what might be ?
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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HARRISON versus MTN.HOME
HSN. Has more industry =more jobs, with some old run down areas in town.
More convenient and better safer roads to travel to other towns.


M. H. Close to 2 huge lakes, a clean town that is remote to other towns, most retirees do not like the twisty no guard rail roads when leaving town to travel, also no airport.
If you like to shop or eat out and drive, this may not be for you!
Not sure where you found those roads.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:13 PM
 
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Mountain Home has more and better cultural offerings. While there are plenty of decent folks in Harrison, it is also headquarters for the KKK.
I suppose that's what the fellow meant by liking the "demographics."
I have worked in both towns and much prefer Mountain Home.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Mountain Home has more and better cultural offerings. While there are plenty of decent folks in Harrison, it is also headquarters for the KKK.
I suppose that's what the fellow meant by liking the "demographics."
I have worked in both towns and much prefer Mountain Home.
Some claim it is HQ for KKK, but all I have been able to find is a defunct (collapsed years ago from lack of interest) cell and an over the hill, wanna be leader, claiming to be head of the KKK. No solid evidence at all.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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Yes, I guess it was League of the South that put up those billboards (now in Bellefonte) saying "Diversity = White Genocide" and "White Power Radio."
To be fair, anti-racist groups have countered with billboards of their own.
Most people in Harrison are just fine, but I still prefer Mountain Home. Better music and better food, fewer overt racists.
Just a personal preference.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Yes, I guess it was League of the South that put up those billboards (now in Bellefonte) saying "Diversity = White Genocide" and "White Power Radio."
To be fair, anti-racist groups have countered with billboards of their own.
And frankly, the one in Arkansas wasn't authorized, according to the guy who put it up. He was putting them up near St. Louis, IIRC, and had one left over, so he put it up where he knew there was some vacant boardspace.

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Most people in Harrison are just fine, but I still prefer Mountain Home. Better music and better food, fewer overt racists.
Just a personal preference.
And on that, I tend to agree with you.
I will know a lot more in a couple of months.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"I suppose that's what the fellow meant by liking the "demographics.""...........I'm not defending anyone, but there is a whole lot more to "demographics" than the implied race issue.

dem·o·graph·ics
ˌdeməˈɡrafiks/Submit
noun
statistical data relating to the population and particular groups within it.

age, working/retired
heritage, foreign born or not
wealth, or lack of
families/single
housing...owners/renters
commuting, distance
the list goes on.

Earlier I looked at the City-Data demographics of each city/town in question....they differ greatly....but not necessarily along assumed racial lines.

As early as I recall, Mtn Home was a retiree destination....even in the 70's they were courting retirees from Chicago....I don't recall Harrison doing that. Harrison was more of a working mans town, Mtn Home....not so much...that's were people went to enjoy life after they were done working.

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Old 08-22-2017, 12:06 AM
 
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Sure, I know what demographics means. Thanks, though, I'm sure not everyone does! I'm a little embittered by my 5 years in North Central Arkansas, and I was being unfair, for sure.
Hey, John Prine and Susan Tadeshi live in Mountain Home, if you like music.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I'm a little embittered by my 5 years in North Central Arkansas,
How long ago were you there?
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