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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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Physical Description

Newspaper clipping, 5.25" x 5.25"

Subjects

Agriculture; Agricultural productivity; Agricultural equipment; Agricultural laborers; Farmers; Farm life; Farming; Harvesting; Cotton; Cotton gins; Cotton industry; Cotton pickers; Animal teams

Contributor

Mammoth Spring Democrat

Geographical Area

Mammoth Spring, Fulton County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0061, Box 2

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Mammoth Spring State Park collection, MSNE.0061

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Newspaper clipping, freighting cotton in the early days, Mammoth Spring State Park collection, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

Agriculture | United States History

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Newspaper clipping, freighting cotton in the early days

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