Located five miles southeast of Rogers, Arkansas, the area was a community known as Silver Springs. William H. “Coin” Harvey bought 320 acres in 1900 and renamed the town Monte Ne (meaning “mountain water”). Harvey built a resort that connected by railway to Rogers. For two decades the resort which included hotels, a bank, an amphitheater, a golf course and swimming pool was a popular destination. Harvey envisioned a utopian society. In 1931, he was chosen as the Liberty Party’s presidential candidate at the convention at the Monte Ne Amphitheater. He finished sixth
and died at Monte Ne in 1936.