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As part of a special interest column, the Mammoth Spring Democrat often ran old photos. This article depicts horse and mule drawn wagons hauling five cotton bales each from a farm in Camp, Arkansas to a cotton gin in Mammoth Spring for processing.
It is believed this is a wagon train of cotton being brought to Mammoth Spring for shipment from John Franklin Sutherland of Camp, Arkansas. Gerald Burk, a grandson of the late Sutherland, said the picture had been in the family for a number of years and it is believed it was made in the late 1910s or early 1920s. Five bales were hauled on each wagon.
Newspaper clipping, 5.25" x 5.25"
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Mammoth Spring Democrat
Mammoth Spring, Fulton County (Ark.)
MSNE.0061, Box 2
Mammoth Spring State Park collection, MSNE.0061
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Newspaper clipping, freighting cotton in the early days, Mammoth Spring State Park collection, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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