Creator

Date Original

1907

Description

This black and white postcard depicts horses upon the track and crowds of people in the stands at Oaklawn Racetrack in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. It was sent to Mrs. Sallie Walker of Osceola.

Biographical/Historical Note

Oaklawn presented its first racing card on February 24, 1905, before a crowd of 3,000 people. Hot Springs Mayor John Belding declared a half-day holiday for the city. Since then, Oaklawn has evolved into one of the premier race meets in the country, and is known as the home of the Racing Festival of the South and Arkansas Derby,

Transcription

Colonial Home Of Judge and Mrs. Joe S. Decker, Pocahontas, Ark.
Colonial Home Of Judge and Mrs. Joe S. Decker
First Colonial Home South of the Mason-Dixon
Line on U.S. Highway 62 & 67, Pocahontas, Ark.
Arkansas State Fair. -- Oak Lawn Race Track, Hot Springs, Ark.
Chas, Cutter & Sons, Pub's, Hot Springs, Ark.
Mrs. Sallie Walker
Osceola, Ark.

Physical Description

Black and white postcard, 5.5" x 3.5"

Keywords

Postcards; Horse racing; Fairs

Geographical Area

Hot Springs, Garland County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA postcard collection, G5018.3

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA postcard collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

1907 Arkansas State Fair - Oak Lawn Racetrack, ASA postcard collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, 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.

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