The Story of Dal Santo

Sep 18, 2015 528

by Nicholas Hunt

Out West on Arkansas 300 from Little Rock, past the eastern shore of Lake Maumelle and under the stands of tall Southern pines, up the steep switchbacks and down a rough-hewn country lane in Pulaski County's Little Italy, sits the home John Dal Santo built with his own two hands.

It's white and quaint with a gravel ring driveway shaded by a great tree in its center. Despite a sign warning of the guard dogs' ferocity, the two white-and-brown pups that greet me as I step from my car into that tree's shade seem eager friends, and as I make their acquaintance, John steps out on the porch and beckons me in out of the July heat. 

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