Creator

Date Original

1881

Description

Negative photostat of the state of Arkansas showing the location of hardwoods and pines across the state and also showing the location of prairies. Written in the upper right corner of the map, "Tenth Census of the United State"

Biographical/Historical Note

The timber industry in Arkansas developed in all directions after the Civil War. The abundant forests of the state made it possible over the years to produce lumber, kraft paper, fine paper, newsprint, chemicals, charcoal, and many other products. Between 1880 and 1920, community development enjoyed a beneficial relationship with the timber industry, as when the timber industry arrived in a town, many new services and institutions—schools, churches, stores, police and fire departments, hospitals, newspapers, and utilities—were needed to support the growing numbers of employees and their families.

Physical Description

Map, 11.75" x 8.75"

Contributor

Department of the Interior

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

Map 0291

Resource Type

Map

Collection

Historic Maps Collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Map of Arkansas Showing The Distribution of Forests with Special Reference to the Lumber Industry, Map0291, 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 501-682-6901 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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