Creator

Date Original

1955-1956

Description

This collection consists of two scrapbooks containing information about Gillett, Arkansas, in 1955 and 1956. Business development, community health services, education, religion, and overall community improvement are the focus of the newsclippings, photographs, and programs in the scrapbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gillett was founded in 1881 by settlers from Fulton County, Illinois. It was named for railroad executive Francis M. Gillett in 1892, and incorporated in 1906. The town was hit hard by the flood of 1927 and the Great Depression, but by the 1940s the town was beginning to recover and attract new businesses and factories.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Illinois

Language

English

Identifier

MG.01323

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Gillett scrapbooks, MG.01323

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Gillett scrapbooks, 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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