Arkansas’s Oldest Bakery: Magnolia Bake Shop | Only In Arkansas
Magnolia Bake Shop stands as Arkansas's oldest and longest continuously run bakery, a truth not denied by the shop’s third-generation owners.
Magnolia is a city in Columbia County, Arkansas, United States, founded in 1853. At the time of its incorporation in 1858 the city had a population of about 1950. The city grew slowly as an agricultural and regional cotton market until the discovery of oil just east of the city in March, 1938, with the Barnett #1 drilled by the Kerr-Lynn Company. The Magnolia Oil Field was an important discovery, not just for the city but for the nation, as it was the largest producing field (in volume)…