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The name Shirley comes from the last name of a man who worked for the railroad that came through that location. See the history by Glen Hackett, who was my principal back in the early 1960s. This history is an MA thesis located in the reserve section of the UCA library in Conway. Mr. Hackett interviewed the old people back in the early '50s who were around then.

J. B. Myers
Las Vegas, NV