Creator

Date Original

1910-1911

Description

This collection contains three letters relating to the Memphis, Dallas, and Gulf Railroad dating from 1910-1911.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad was initially incorporated in 1906 as the Memphis, Paris, and Gulf, with plans for a rail line to run from Nashville, Arkansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, and Paris, Texas. The railroad's name changed in 1910 when the Nashville Lumber Company merged with the Grayson-McLeod Lumber Company. The railroad served mills and logging camps in southwest Arkansas while also carrying passengers. Financial difficulties after World War I resulted in foreclosure for the line in 1922.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little River County (Ark.); Howard County (Ark.); Hempstead County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.091.045

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Memphis, Dallas, and Gulf Railroad papers, SMC.091.045

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Memphis, Dallas, and Gulf Railroad 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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