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Post 52  Mountain Home, Arkansas

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CHARTER DATE: March 20, 1920

POST NAMESAKE: Cpl. Hosea P. Alley and Pvt. Clarence G. "Thornty" White

FIRST COMMANDER: Barton Baker

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Charter members were: John Adams / Barton Baker / Carl Baker / Don Baker / John Barker / Fred Bodenhamer.. Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: Post 52 is currently the 4th largest Legion post in the state of Arkansas. We are one of the few posts in the state that have an Honor Guard to provide military honors at veterans' funerals. Read more »

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1930
The new American Legion building was dedicated with an appropriate program on Thursday, July 4, 1935. The building was constructed with labor furnished by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and others from around the community. The local Boy Scout Troup [sic] did a lot of the back-breaking work carrying and.. Full story »
1980
Marguerite Werner was installed as the first female Commander of Post 52 [source: A Brief History of Alley-White Post 52, compiled by Win Church from notes, minutes and scrapbooks; covers period from 1919-1991] Full story »
1990
In December of 1990, the Legion paid for and installed a flag with pole and dedication marker in Cooper Park for the new baseball diamond. (NOTE: This field is now known as Lester White Field, in honor of the Post 52 Legion Baseball coach of the same name, who has served honorably and proudly in that capacity for 30+ years.) [source: A Brief History of Alley-White Post 52, compiled by Win Church from notes, minutes and scrapbooks; covers period from 1919-1991] Full story »
Post 52 moved into its new quarters at 717 Market Street, formerly the Church of the Nazarene. Upon purchasing the building, Legionnaires made a promise to church members that they would never install a bar. To this day, the building is alcohol-free (and always will be, since there is now.. Full story »
2000
The 2006 Twin Lakes Classic American Legion Baseball Tournament (June 14-18) kicked off with a special visit from National Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. All future Twin Lakes Classic tournaments will carry the Brooks Robinson.. Full story »
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