Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Historical Sketch
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Eureka Springs Railway
- Eureka Springs Railway Research Materials
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1769
- 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The Eureka Springs Railway Research Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on May 4, 2008 by Harvey G. Cragon, of Dallas, Texas, upon the completion of the second edition of his travel guide, The Eureka Springs Railway: An Automobile Tour into the Past.
Processed by Morgan Holladay; completed in January 2009.
Preferred Form of Citation
Eureka Springs Railway Research Materials (MC 1769), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
The Eureka Springs Railway was chartered on February 27, 1882, only two years after the town was incorporated on February 14, 1880. Tourists were attracted to Eureka Springs because of the healing spring water and the regular through sleeper train service between St. Louis, Missouri and Eureka Springs, provided in 1883. The railroad joined the Frisco Railroad at Seligman, Missouri, and was managed by Powell Clayton. The railway is no longer used, but can now be followed by automobile on old engineer roads and along some contemporary roads built over the rail lines.
Scope and Content Note
Materials include books, topographic maps, photographs, CD-ROMs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and railroad spikes.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by topic.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
Correspondence, August 16, 2005
|Box 1||Folder 2||
Harvey G. Cragon, The Eureka Springs Railway, 2005
|Box 1||Folder 3||
Charles Lee Crandall and Fred Asa Barnes, Field Book for Railroad Surveying, 1998
|Box 1||Folder 4||
Bill Earngey, Arkansas Roadsides: A Guidebook for the State, 1987
|Box 1||Folder 5||
James R. Fair Jr., The North Arkansas Line, 1969
|Box 1||Folder 6||
Clifton E. Hull, Shortline Railroads of Arkansas, 1969
|Box 1||Folder 7||
Edwin R. Tolle, The Eureka Springs Railway: A Short-line Railroad to a Little Town, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 8||
Boone County Historian, Vol. 3 No. 2, April-June 2005
|Box 1||Folder 9||
Eureka Springs: A Pictorial History, 1975
|Box 1||Folder 10||
Eureka Springs Touring Guides, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 11||
Oak Leaves: A Historical Journal of the Missouri and Arkansas Railroad, Vol. 21 No. 1, Spring 2002
|Box 1||Folder 12||
Research Notes, Butler Library, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 23, 2004
|Box 1||Folder 13||
Research Notes, April 2007
|Box 1||Folder 14||
30th Annual Historical Calendar, Eureka Springs, 2007
|Box 1||Folder 15||
Geological Survey Topographic Maps, 1972-1999
|Box 1||Folder 16||
Railway Maps of Rail Line, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 17||
Newspaper Clippings, August 2005-May 2007
|Box 2||Folder 1||
Photograph (Images 1-35)
|Box 2||Folder 2||
Eureka Springs Railway Photographs (CD, Disk 1-2)
|Box 2||Folder 3||
Eureka Springs Railway Photographs (CD, Disk 3-4)
|Box 2||Folder 4||
Eureka Springs Railway Photographs (CD, Disk 5-6)
|Box 2||Folder 5||
General Materials, n.d.
|Box 2||Folder 6||
Original Railroad Spike, Track 60, Missouri
|Box 2||Folder 7||
Railroad Spike, Rail 80, Elk Ranch, 1907
END OF COLLECTION