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Thornburg community scrapbook

Thornburg Community Scrapbook

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Finding aid for the Thornburg Community Scrapbook

MSS.02.14

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Title: Thornburg Community Scrapbook
Dates: 1920-1950
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains photographs and narrative concerning Thornburg, Perry County, Arkansas.
Identification: MSS.02.14
Language: English

Arrangement

Materials are contained in one oversize scrapbook.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs and narrative concerning Thornburg, Perry County, Arkansas. The scrapbook has a short written history of the town along with a few dozen photographs. Much of the information revolves around the Thornburg Rural Community Improvement Program.


Biographical Note

The Thornburg community in Perry County, Arkansas, was established about 1914, when the Fourche River Lumber Company extended its tram railroad westward from the community of Wye. Ben Thornburg was one of the early settlers in the area and a small town soon sprang up around his home. The little community boasted a school, depot, sawmill, and blacksmith shop among other enterprises.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Thornburg (Ark.)
Thornburg Rural Community Improvement Program. (Thornburg, Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thornburg Community Scrapbook, MSS 02-14, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated, 2002


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