Creator

Date Original

1906

Description

A hand drawn map of Village Creek drainage ditch.

Biographical/Historical Note

Swan C. Dowell was a real estate agent and land developer based in Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas during the early 20th century. One of his many ventures included the administration and development of the Village Creek Drainage District. Dredging and ditches were a large business as low-lying swamp lands were drained to be turned into fertile farmland. The Village Creek Slough and ditches remain an important part of agriculture in Lawrence County today.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 14"

Subjects

Drawing; Land use; Rivers; Construction; Farms; Maps; Flood control

Contributor

Swan C. Dowell

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0089, Box 1, Folder 4

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) Drainage District records, MSNE.0089

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Map, Village Creek Drainage Ditch, Lawrence County (Ark.) Drainage District records, 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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