Arkadelphia residents tagged a Ouachita college professor with the nickname “Drive-In Johnson” in the early part of the twentieth century with good reason. Dr. W.S. Johnson, an educator-turned-entrepreneur, had capitalized on serving the needs of those new- fangled machines known as automobiles by opening the town’s first service station.
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