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Harrison in Boone County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad Office

 
 
The Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
1. The Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad Office Marker
Inscription.  It was located above Jim Dye's Drug Store, currently Sam Alexander's Drug Store. The building was constructed in 1913 for the railroad offices and the city paid $35,000 to have them moved from Leslie. The M&NA was crucial to the economic development of the area. However, from the time that it arrived in Harrison in 1901 it experienced several changes in management, worker strikes and interruptions to service. At one point it earned the nickname May Never Arrive. It was abandoned in 1962. The upper level, consisting of 8,800 sq ft, has been converted into the Alexander family residence.
 
Location. 36° 13.847′ N, 93° 6.423′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Arkansas, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of East Rush Avenue and North Main Street (Business U.S. 65), on the right when traveling east on East Rush Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 North Main Street, Harrison AR 72601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Federal Building (a few steps from this marker); The Mountain Meadows Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker);
Railroad Office was on second floor. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
2. Railroad Office was on second floor.
Marker is just to left of green canopied single door on left of photo.
Boone County WWI Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone County Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harrison Daily Times (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boone County Men Served Both Armies / Military Activity in Boone County (about 300 feet away); Boone County Confederate Memorial (about 300 feet away); The Lyric Theater (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrison.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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