Swan C. Dowell was an enterprising land developer who was involved in many projects, including drainage districts, road development, and real estate. The first drainage district he aided in administrating was Village Creek in Walnut Ridge, which was instrumental in producing viable land for local farmers.
Letter with a business proposition sent from Ohio River Contractor Eichel Lime and Stone Company to Swan C. Dowell, principal administrator for the Village Creek Drainage Disctrict.
Document, 8 1/2" x 11"
Dredging; Farms; Farming; Rivers; Construction; Business enterprises;
Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County. (Ark.)
MSNE.0089 B1 F1
From Swamps to Farms - A History of Farming in Arkansas
Arkansas State Archives
Letter, Charles Eichel to Swan Dowell, Dowell Drainage District records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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