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St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas photograph collection, 1934-1935
213.0 itemsTwo flat boxes
Collection is arranged as presented in the original album. Two album pages, 55 and 111, have no photos because the acreage was vacant, and 85 was missing.
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains photographic prints mounted on album pages of selected property sites located in the St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas in 1934-1935 and were taken by the Levee District Board of Directors to collaborate property re-evaluations for taxing purposes, including the counties of Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis.
The St. Francis Levee District was established by Act 19, of February 15, 1893, of the Arkansas General Assembly. As the first improvement district in Arkansas, the St. Francis Levee District addressed flooding problems associated with the St. Francis Basin. Previous efforts to develop a flood control program through the federal Swamp Land Grant of 1850 and other state organizations were ineffective.
Arkansas counties in the Levee District included: Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis. The district was governed by a Board of Directors comprised of three representatives from each member county. Representatives were appointed by the governor. The first board appointments were made by Arkansas Governor W. N. Fishback in 1893.
The project was initially funded by an appropriation from the Mississippi River Commission and a tax levy on anticipated benefits or increased land values resulting from a levee system. Re-evaluations occurred when deemed necessary by the Levee District Board of Directors. This collection was produced during the 1935 re-evaluation. For further information see:
History of the organization and operations of the Board of Directors, St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas, 1893-1945.
Hubbell, Ken, donor
St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas.
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St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas photograph collection, 1934-1935, UALR.PH.0090. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock, AR.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, photo number, St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas photograph collection, 1934-1935, UALR.PH.0090.