Creator

Date Original

1933 October 11

Description

This letter was written by Edgar Douglas, the pastor of Huttig Baptist Church in Union County, Arkansas, to his father on October 11, 1933, detailing the fire that destroyed the Forst Lumber Industries saw mill and all related equipment. This incident caused over half the town of Huttig to be without work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edgar Douglas was the pastor of Huttig Baptist Church in Union County, Arkansas. On October 11, 1933, this letter was written to his father, George Theophilus Douglass [Edgar dropped the extra ‘s’ at the end of his name]. Edgar was in Huttig, Arkansas, on October 10, 1933, when a fire destroyed the Forst Lumber Industries sawmill and all the equipment. This incident caused over half the town to be without work. Newspapers estimated a loss of over $250,000. It was the second fire in 13 years for the Huttig sawmill.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Huttig, Union County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0174.0012

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Edgar Lamar Douglas letter, SMC.0174.0012

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Edgar Lamar Douglas letter, 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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