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The Rush Creek Bugle
Reveille Number Volume 1, Number 1
Page 2, Column 1
10 Sep 1916
Blown Every Once in a While in the Interest of Rush and Ten Other Creeks on Buffalo River

Transcribed by: Linda Haas Davenport

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This is an old yellowed brittle copy of a newspaper from the Mining era of Marion Co. It was sent to me by John Headrick. He tells me that he found it in his father's old papers. Many thanks to John for sharing this with us. I knew that some of the mining towns published newspapers but this is the first copy I've ever seen.

The photos in this newspaper are very dim. I've done the best I can with them.

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Column 3: RUSH ARK., LARGEST MINING CAMP IN THE SOUTH. (continued from page 1) field. It offers greater rewards for less effort and expenditure to the prospector than any other mining camp in the west or south. Numerous men have mapped up here during the last year. They are still here, and will stay. If you want to mine zinc and become one of a community that mines zinc, thinks zinc, and dreams zinc, come to Rush. That is, if you are optimistic, are not lazy and are not bad.

Column 1: The Rush Creek Bugle; Shiras Bros., Editors (published every once in a while at Mountain Home, AR

Make Rush the Cleanest Town in the State: One of the best moves made toward making a better camp out of Rush, was the move made last month to put and keep the camp in a better sanitary condition. Health is wonderful asset to a camp or town. It is a far greater asset to the individual. Nothing gives a town or community the black eye so quickly as to let a report get out that it is unhealthy. Nothing takes away the earning capacity of an individual so quickly and so completely as ill health. As a general thing the health of individuals in a community depends largely upon whether the community is kept in a sanitary condition or not. The appointment of a sanitary inspector does little good unless the citizenship of the community stands back of him and does their part. One person cannot keep a community clean. It must be a co-operative movement upon the part of every one in the community.

Neglected closets and trash piles are disease breeders, for they breed files, and files are the principal means of transmission of disease germs. Besides making a town healthy, cleanliness adds to its attractiveness, which is in itself the best advertisement a town can have. A dirty community or town is not inviting. No stranger cares to locate in such a community unless the financial interest is strong. On the other hand, a clean community is an advertisement in itself regardless of its financial possibilities.

Nature has made Ruse beautiful. It has given to the community a scenic setting that cannot be duplicated anywhere in the south or middle west. Naturally nature has made the location healthful. It has perfect drainage, is high, and has an abundance of pure sparkling spring and creek water. The hand of man could not have done so well. The camp should feel the responsibility of keeping things in the condition in which nature turned it over to them. It means health to every citizen, and aesthetic advertising that will add many to its population.

Satire and Otherwise

Rush is a dry town.
See Bill Fertniman for bargains.
Everyone is getting rich in Rush.
The Brooks store gurgles with bargains.
Golden Rule bargains at the Gold Rule.
There is nothing shady about Lawrence Knight.
Cherry bargains at Cherry's. Kirkland's old stand.
The Morning Star is rising. They have made a brand new strike.

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