Creator

Date Original

1925-1982

Description

This collection contains records pertaining to First Pyramid Life Insurance Company, Eden Isle, Red Apple Inn, Citizens Bank of Booneville, and City National Bank of Fort Smith, as well as personal papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Herbert L. Thomas, Sr., was a prominent Arkansas businessman with interests in insurance, banking, and real estate. He was born in Lone Prairie, Ashley County, Arkansas, on February 14, 1899. Thomas founded the First Pyramid Life Insurance Company in 1925 and served as its president until 1960. In 1961, Thomas purchased 500 acres of land near Heber Springs on Greers Ferry Lake in Cleburne County. During the next decade, he helped develop Eden Isle resort along with Red Apple Inn Country Club and Conference Center. In 1953, as President of First Pyramid Life, Thomas helped purchase the City National Bank of Fort Smith, and in 1963, also bought the Citizens Bank of Booneville. He died on March 11, 1982.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000338

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Herbert L. Thomas, Sr., papers, MS.000338

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Herbert L. Thomas, Sr., papers, 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.

Disciplines

United States History

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