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Millwood Park collection

Millwood Park collection

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Finding aid for the Millwood Park collection

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

December 9, 2013



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-09T11:00-0600
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Title: Millwood Park collection
Dates: 1928-2005
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a poster display giving the history of Millwood Recreational Park.
Identification: BC.MSS.08.51
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is containted in two files.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a poster display giving the history of Millwood Recreational Park, researched and prepared by Richard B. Clark and Allan L. Ward.


Historical Information

Millwood Recreational Park, Little Rock's first water park, was built by Herman E. Heiden. The son of German immigrants, Heiden was a welder and business owner who also raised and showed hunting dogs. He purchased land along the 19th Street Pike (Hot Springs Highway) in 1918, and the family built a summer cottage there. They later built the water park, which opened in 1929. The park also included a baseball field, picnic tables and other recreational facilities. It was operated by the family until 1943, when chemicals to maintain the pool became unavailable. It was not reopened after the war.


Index Terms

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

Billy Kramer Day Camp (Ark.)
Heiden, Herman, 1881-1937
Millwood Recreational Park (Little Rock, Ark.)
Parks -- Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Millwood Park collection, MSS.08.51, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute


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