Date Original



This collection contains a scrapbook with photographs from early electric companies in Arkansas, Texas, Canada, Louisiana, and Tennessee, as well as information about power lines laid down in Little Rock, Fort Root, and Camp Pike. Also included are images of bridges, switchboards, train tracks, track welders, boilers, substations, trolley cars, and lighthouses. This collection includes the era of World War I, 1914-1918.

Biographical/Historical Note

This scrapbook was put together by H. Lewis Dunn, who was born in Waco, Texas, but later moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. This scrapbook shows the early work of electrical companies in some southern states and areas of Canada. Those companies are Consumers Electric Company in New Orleans, founded in 1907; City Electric Light and Water Works in Alexandria, Louisiana, founded in 1909; Houston Lighting and Power Company in Texas, founded in 1905; and Little Rock Street Railway and Electric Company. Little Rock Street Railway and Electric Company was formed from a merger of two companies: the Little Rock Traction and Electric Company and the Little Rock Edison Electric Light and Power Company. The president of these merged companies was D.H. Cantrell.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"


Electric lines; World War, 1914-1918

Geographical Area

Alexandria, Rapides Parish (Lou.); Birmingham, Jefferson County (Ala.); Canal de Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; Chattanooga, Hamilton County (Ten.); Houston, Harris County (Tex.); Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Memphis, Shelby County (Ten.); New Orleans, Orleans Parish (Lou.); North Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.); Houston, Harris County (Tex.); St. Alphonse, Manitoba, Canada; Thousand Islands, Canada;





Resource Type



H. Lewis Dunn scrapbook, MS.000675


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

H. Lewis Dunn scrapbook, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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