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Kodak Views of White River Railway in Course of Construction Collection, 1902-1903

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Identifier: P0185

Title: Kodak Views of White River Railway in Course of Construction Collection, 1902-1903

Description: The town of Cotter, Arkansas was established as a railroad boom town in the early 1900s when the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railway Company chose the site, then known as Lake's Ferry, as their Division Point and roundhouse location. This railroad ran from Carthage, Missouri to Newport, Arkansas and was completed in 1906. In 1917 the Missouri Pacific Railroad made this line its White River Division. The Union Pacific Railroad later controlled the line, and the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad Company currently own it. This collection is a set of 23 pages with about 40 mounted and identified black and white photographs titled, "Kodak Views of White River Railway In Course of Construction, 1902-1903." Subjects include: bridges; African-Americans; Cotter, Arkansas; Penters Bluff; horse and wagon; workers; James River Bridge construction; bluffs by the James River; scenes near Calico, Arkansas; White River Bridge; rock bluffs along the Buffalo River; river bluffs near Shipps Landing; Greaser Bottom Bluff; Soldier's Rock; Turkey Creek Tunnel; scenes near Zinc, Arkansas; bluffs along White River; contractor's camp near Omaha Tunnel site.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1902 - 1903

Type(s): Collection




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