Franklin County

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Created from a portion of Crawford County in 1837, Franklin County is divided by the Arkansas River into two sections, each with its own county seat: Ozark in the North and Charleston in the South. Northern Franklin County is remote, mysterious, and beautiful, while the southern area enjoys graceful and vastly productive prairie lands. The combination of fertile soil and mild climate in the Ozark Mountains produces fruit, vineyards, precious stones, granite, and forests. Evocative images such as the young girls posing in the Altus schoolyard paint a poignant and revealing picture of everyday life in Franklin County. Coal mining played a large part in the lives of residents, and photographs of soot-covered miners display the hardships of this difficult work. With over two hundred photographs gathered from local collections, this book illustrates the history and culture of Franklin County in vivid detail, with captions that are both entertaining and informative.
ISBN: 9780738508825
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arkansas
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lola Shropshire, who also wrote Fort Smith and Sebastian County for the Images of America series, shares her love for Franklin County in this new pictorial history, which is sure to be a treasured addition to many public and private libraries for years to come.
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