The collection includes materials related to Mammoth Spring, its residents, and industries with particular focus on the railroad companies which ran through the town. There are photographs, newspapers, postcards, personal papers, railroad company records, railroad employee records, railroad publications and manuals, and posters.
Mammoth Spring, Arkansas was originally established because of the large fresh water spring and flourished after the railroad came through in the 1880s. It became a popular vacation spot on the White River and hosted a Civil War Soldier's Reunion for several decades. A state park was established in 1957, preserving the lake, a dam, and trails. After the train depot closed down, the park expanded to include the historic depot. Mammoth Spring State Park remains a popular destination for Arkansans and outside visitors alike.
Document; 8.5" x 11"
Fulton County (Ark.)
Mammoth Spring State Park collection, MSNE.0061
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Mammoth Spring State Park collection, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
United States History