Map of Arkansas Showing the Distribution of Forests with Special Reference to the Lumber Industry
The timber industry in Arkansas developed in all directions after the Civil War. The abundant forests of the state made it possible over the years to produce lumber, kraft paper, fine paper, newsprint, chemicals, charcoal, and many other products. Between 1880 and 1920, community development enjoyed a beneficial relationship with the timber industry, as when the timber industry arrived in a town, many new services and institutions—schools, churches, stores, police and fire departments, hospitals, newspapers, and utilities—were needed to support the growing numbers of employees and their families.
Negative photostat of the state of Arkansas showing the location of hardwoods and pines across the state and also showing the location of prairies. Written in the upper right corner of the map, "Tenth Census of the United State"
Map, 11.75" x 8.75"
Historic Maps Collection
Department of the Interior
Arkansas State Archives
Map of Arkansas Showing The Distribution of Forests with Special Reference to the Lumber Industry, Map0291, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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