August 16, 1851
William Hope “Coin” Harvey was born on a farm near Buffalo, West Virginia. Harvey founded both the resort of Monte Ne (Benton County) and the Ozark Trails Association, establishing him as a pioneer in the promotion of Arkansas tourism. In 1932, Harvey was nominated by the Liberty Party as a candidate for president of the United States. Harvey died at Monte Ne on February 11, 1936, and was buried beside one son in a concrete tomb. Today, most of Monte Ne is beneath the waters of Beaver Lake, which was created in the 1960s by damming the White River. Before the lake was filled, Harvey’s tomb was moved up the hillside.