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Southeast Missouri-Northeast Arkansas Promotions
1910-circa 1920
Extent: 15 items
Accession Number: 2008.032.
Abstract: Pamphlets and scrapbook advertising settlement in southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas. The pamphlets were produced by real estate firms, Frisco rail lines, and the Southeast Missouri Agricultural Bureau. They discuss topics such as drainage, roads, climate, soil, crops, churches, schools, livestock, land values as well as contain railroad maps of the region.
Processed by: Amber Miranda, January, 2008
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone: (573)651-2245; Fax: (573)651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
Provenance: unknown
Citation: Southeast Missouri-Northeast Arkansas Promotions, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Restrictions: None
Historical Note
The Little River Drainage District was formed in 1907 in order to drain the swamplands of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. As timber was cleared and the swamps drained, entrepreneurs encouraged settlement in the newly available agricultural lands.
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes one scrapbook containing clippings about drainage and travel in southern Missouri and promotional pamphlets promoting the agriculture and settlement of southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas. Pamphlets represented in this collection are listed below.
Rules or Conventions: Finding Aid prepared using DACS
Item Listing
Item 001-002 From the Southeast Missouri Agricultural Bureau: Southeast Missouri, The Two-Crop System of Southeast Missouri, South-East Missouri: Where Corn, Wheat, Cotton, Clover and Alfalfa Grow Side by Side, and Hunting and Fishing Reserve. (2 copies)
Items 003-005 From C.F. Bruton Real Estate and Investment Co.: The Modern Promised Land (2 copies, 2 printings), and a Plat Map of Southeast Missouri 
Item 006 From the Little River Valley and Land Company: Southeast Missouri: The Garden Spot of the Mississippi Valley. 
Item 007 From the Southeast Realty Company: Southeast Missouri: Farm and Timber Lands 
Items 008-009 From F.S. Bice: Southeast Missouri: The Country of No Crop Failures (2 copies) 
Items 010-012 From Frisco Lines: Americas Super-soil along the Frisco Lines, Southeast Missouri, Northeast Arkansas (2 copies), and The Mississippi Valley Northeaster Arkansas and Southeastern Missouri
Items 013-014 From the Southeast and North Arkansas Highway Association “Brief History of the Southeast and North Arkansas Highway Association.” (2 copies)
MMC 2.5
File 009
From C. F. Bruton Plat Map of Southeast Missouri, undated (oversized)
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