Creator

Date Original

1887-1893

Description

This collection contains articles of incorporation and correspondence pertaining to the early operstion ofthe City Electric Railway Company of Little Rock and the hardships it faced due to lack of funds.

Biographical/Historical Note

The City Electric Street Railway Company of Little Rock was incorporated in 1887 by Howard Adams,M.W. Benjamin, and John B. Jones. The first track operated from Second and Louisiana Street to the Southeast part of Little Rock. They began using horse-drawn streetcars but eventually changed to steam-operated streetcars. Officers of the company included Howard Adams, President; M.W. Benjamin,Secretary; John B. Jones, Treasurer; and C.H. Blakeslee, Superintendent. Directors included John B.Jones, W.B. Worthen, Harry E. Kelley, Howard Adams, and M.W. Benjamin. The company closed due to bankruptcy in 1895.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.010.011

Resource Type

Text

Collection

City Electric Railway Company records, SMC.010.011

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

City Electric Railway Company records, 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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