Scott County, Arkansas

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Once inhabited by French trappers and traders in the late 1700s, present-day Scott County was sold to the federal government as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Adventuresome early settlers found their way into the new territory by way of boat, horseback, and on foot to find plentiful natural resources that would sustain them through the hardships to come. This volume illustrates the rugged, pioneering character of the county, which has witnessed the ebbs and flows of the state throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From primitive dirt trails to the paved highways of today, this fascinating photographic history tells Scott County's progress through the years. The reader is sure to rediscover the beauty of the region's pastoral landscape, with its sprawling ranches and row-crop farms. Also included are flourishing churches, schools, and industries as well as Scott County residents at work and play.
ISBN: 9780738502434
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arkansas
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A native of Scott County, Wanda M. Gray was appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee as a commissioner of the Arkansas History Commission in 1997. A devoted local historian and prolific writer, she has published eight books and over 200 newspaper articles on the history of Scott County. Gray's unique compilation of vintage images and enlightening text is sure to entertain residents and visitors for years to come.
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