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Pine Bluff was in essence the base of operations where Harvey Couch built his life and legacy. Couch is listed as "Ward 2" resident of Pine Bluff in the 1920, 1930, and 1940 census records. In addition, the Arkansas Light & Power Company is listed at 411 S. Main in the 1922 city directory and as Arkansas Power and Light at the same address in the 1927 city directory available online at the Jefferson County Library's website. The 1953 directory lists Arkansas Power & Light's "general offices" at Sixth and Pine (site of PBSD Administrative offices). Couch was also listed as president of the Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce, evidence of his strong ties to the community.
Lori Walker
Pine Bluff , AR