Creator

Date Original

1907-1908

Description

This collection contains correspondence regrading employment, supplies, surveys, arrest of J.J. Fiske,receipts, statements, and a telephone system designed for the Interurban railway from the Little Rock and Pine Bluff Traction Company.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Little Rock and Pine Bluff Traction Company planned to build an interurban, a type of electric trolley system, between Little Rock and Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The interurban system appeared to offer a low costsolution to American’s transportation problems in the early 20th century. The electric railcars had low construction and operating costs with less need for multiple personnel on the car. However, Arkansas was unable to gather enough outside financial support for the interurban system to develop. The short-lived Little Rock and Pine Bluff Traction Company completed only five miles of the graded track. J.J. Fiske (a.k.a. C.E. Coon) served as president, and W.H. Waugh was chief engineer. J.J. Fiske left Little Rock after several investors found that he had a criminal record.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.010.012

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Little Rock and Pine Bluff Traction Company records, SMC.010.012

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Little Rock and Pine Bluff Traction 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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