The town of Mammoth Spring grew up around the large natural spring which supplied a constant, reliable stream of fresh water. Several businesses took advantage of the powerful spring, like the Roller Mill which utilized the river to help power the plant. In 1881, the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad line announced their intention to run the Springfield, MO to Memphis, TN track right by Mammoth Spring. It took several years, but by 1886 the track was completed. This was a great boon to the town.
This partially colored postcard shows the Roller Mill and Dam Number 1 in Mammoth Spring from the vantage point of a bluff down the river.
Postcard, 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Postal cards; Postcards; Mills; Dams; Rivers; Springs; Scenic overlooks;
Mammoth Spring, Fulton County. (Ark.)
Wish You Were Here - Postcards from Arkansas's Past
Arkansas State Archives
Dam No.1 and Mill postcard, MSNE.0061 B1 F3 I2, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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