April 13, 2011
In 1916, the Linebarger Brothers Realty Company purchased the Benton County resort known as Bella Vista. The youngest of three brothers, Clarence, took the leadership role in the development of the area. From 1917 to 1952, he served as general manager and part owner of the successful resort. He designed most of the resorts amenities and, in 1930, developed a night club in a cave called Wonderland Cave. Linebarger retired in the early 1950s and died in 1978.