September 11, 2010
The first national lumbermans association, the International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, was formed in Gurdon (Clark County) in 1882 by six stranded men returning home from the Southern Lumber Manufacturing convention in nearby Camden (Ouachita County). The name Hoo-Hoo originally came from founding member Bolling Johnson, who was describing a strange tuft of hair growing on the head of a nearly bald friend. Many odd names such as Snark of the Universe and Jabberwock are associated with the order. The twenty-first-century order has approximately 3,500 members.