H Lewis Dunn



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Scrapbook containing photographs and printed ephemera from early electric companies in Arkansas, Texas, Canada, Louisiana, and Tennessee. It includes content on power lines, bridges, switchboards, trolley tracks, track welders, boilers, substations, trolley cars, and lighthouses. Content regarding Little Rock and North Little Rock areas includes Argenta, Camp Pike, and Fort Root.

Biographical/Historical Note

This scrapbook illustrates the early work of electrical companies in some southern states and areas of Canada. These electric companies include Consumers Electric Company in New Orleans, founded in 1907; City Electric Light and Water Works in Alexandria, Louisiana, founded in 1909; Houston Lighting and Power Company in Texas, founded in 1905; and Little Rock Street Railway and Electric Company. Little Rock Street Railway and Electric Company was formed from a merger of two companies: the Little Rock Traction and Electric Company and the Little Rock Edison Electric Light and Power Company. The president of these merged companies was D.H. Cantrell.

This scrapbook was created by H. Lewis Dunn, who was born in Waco, Texas, but later moved to Little Rock, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Scrapbook; 11" x 13.5"


Electric lines

Geographical Area

Alexandria, Rapides Parish (Lou.); Birmingham, Jefferson County (Ala.); Canal de Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; Chattanooga, Hamilton County (Ten.); Houston, Harris County (Tex.); Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Memphis, Shelby County (Ten.); New Orleans, Orleans Parish (Lou.); North Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.); Houston, Harris County (Tex.); St. Alphonse, Manitoba, Canada; Thousand Islands, Canada;




MS.000675, Item 01

Resource Type



H. Lewis Dunn scrapbook, MS.000675

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

H. Lewis Dunn scrapbook, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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H. Lewis Dunn, various electric companies scrapbook, 1907-1919