Greene County Arkansas
Centennial Edition Section 2
4- Section 2, Centennial Edition Paragould Daily Press, Monday, August 29, 1983
Top Left Photo:
Keel dugouts were one way to navigate
the St. Francis in the early years. Used
paddleboats were another. The river
was the county's main transportation
route before the railroads came through.
And both coexisted for a while.
Photo courtesy: Glenda Barry
A crew appears ready to transfer a load
of rough cut staves from a dummy line
to the waiting boat.
Lower Left Photo:
In 1910, crews were working to rechannel
Eight Mile Creek to eliminate several curves.
This picture was taken near Sycamore Bend.
Photo courtesy: H. L. Bogan
|Top Right Photo :
The floodwters of the St. Francis often plagued the
"bottomlands" towns like Brighton. The National
Store and Hotel are shown in this 1909 picture.
Photo courtesy: Olah Waters
Lower Right Photo:
After being used to dig Big Slough ditch, this
mammoth dredgeboat was parked to decay.
Photo courtesy: Jack Taylor
Transcribed from the 1983 Centennial Edition by : PR Massey
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