September 28, 1916
Caraway, a small farming community located in Craighead County, got its first post office, with Joseph Ewing Johnston as postmaster. The town was named for U.S. Senator Thaddeus Caraway of nearby Jonesboro (Craighead County). Starting in 1955, Caraway was home to the All American Red Heads professional women’s basketball team, which played from 1936 to 1986, having moved to the town that was home to their new owner. Caraway was also home to one of Arkansas’s Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Army Sergeant Nick Daniel Bacon, who was awarded the medal for his actions in Vietnam.