Arkansas Postcard Past

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914

    Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914: The U.S. Navy and Marines seized the city of Vera Cruz upon orders of President Woodrow Wilson after U.S. sailors were detained in a m…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock, circa 1915

    Little Rock, circa 1915: "Hope that you had a good day at school, and that you will be Mama's Man while I'm away." These words were sent to Master E.L. Richard…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock in 1911

    Little Rock, 1911: During the United Confederate Veterans Reunion, the photographer pointed his camera west down Second Street from its intersection with Louis…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Hot Springs, circa 1912

    Hot Springs, circa 1912: W.G. Maurice, a wealthy northern businessman, bought the Independent Bath House in 1893 and remodeled it and named it for himself. Wat…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Marked Tree, 1910

    Marked Tree, 1910: The lady pictured sent this card of herself and her home to her sister in Kentucky. "I have been sick for several days but am able to be up …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock, circa 1910

    Little Rock, circa 1910: Sending the card to Washington state, the writer complained it took six days to get a letter from there. The card is a clever early "p…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Rector, circa 1910

    Rector, circa 1910: "Dry Kiln crew of the H.A. Bennett Heading Company." The men likely used the mules to move logs into the mill where area hardwoods were con…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Hot Springs in 1915

    Hot Springs, 1915: The Hotel Moody was built to replace one by the same name lost in the great fire of 1913. "Will send you a card of our best hotels and it su…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Marked Tree in 1912

    Marked Tree, 1912: Wednesday's feature was of the three-story building on a dusty street. In today's, we see it surrounded by flood waters. In the years follow…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Blytheville, circa 1957

    Blytheville, circa 1957: For some 70 years, the Dixie Pig has carried a reputation as one of the best barbecue places in Arkansas. Managed by Ernest Halsell, h…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Van Buren, circa 1940

    Van Buren, circa 1940: "Granpa Snazzy" was represented by the man with the wild hair and beard inside Meir's Drug Store. Granpa Snazzy is one of the fictional …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Paris in 1938

    Paris, 1938: Coal mining began in the area in 1906, and over the next few decades some 37 privately owned mines produced thousands of tons of coal, mostly for …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock in 1911

    Little Rock, 1911: The city was hosting the annual convention of the United Confederate Veterans. Some witnessed the dedication of the monument to the Capital …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Augusta in 1910

    Augusta, 1910: "I am at home sick in bed. I am so mad, to think I had to get sick at the wrong time." The card captured the rutted dirt Main Street of the Wood…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock in 1949

    Little Rock, 1949: "Spent the night here in Little Rock, just got through with breakfast, having a wonderful time." Mr. and Mrs. Lambert stayed at the Alamo Pl…

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