Creator

Date Original

1949

Description

This partially colored postcard shows the Roller Mill and Dam Number 1 in Mammoth Spring from the vantage point of a bluff down the river.

Biographical/Historical Note

The town of Mammoth Spring grew up around the large natural spring which supplied a constant, reliable stream of fresh water. Several businesses took advantage of the powerful spring, like the Roller Mill which utilized the river to help power the plant. In 1881, the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad line announced their intention to run the Springfield, Missouri, to Memphis, Tennessee, track right by Mammoth Spring. It took several years, but by 1886 the track was completed. This was a great boon to the town.

Physical Description

Postcard, 5.5" x 3.5"

Keywords

Postal cards; Postcards; Mills; Dams; Rivers; Springs; Scenic overlooks

Geographical Area

Mammoth Spring, Fulton County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0061, Box 1, File 3, Item 2

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA postcard collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Dam No.1 and Mill in Mammoth Spring, 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.

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Dam No.1 and Mill in Mammoth Spring

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