January 18, 2011
The boyhood home of Bob Burns located in Van Buren (Crawford County) is shown in this mid-twentieth-century postcard. Burns was a comedian who, in the 1930s and 1940s, was one of Americas most popular radio and movie stars. Many of his comedy routines revolved around his Arkansas home and fictional characters. Many remember Burns for his homemade musical instrument, the bazooka. The name was later associated with a World War II weapon.