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Rush in Marion County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Silver-lined Dreams

Buffalo National River

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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By TeamOHE, April 6, 2019
1. Silver-lined Dreams Marker
Inscription.  
At the site that would later be called the Morning Star Mine, prospectors John Wolfer, Bob Setzer, and J, H. McCabe thought they had found silver-bearing ore, when, in fact, they had discovered zine, They built this smelter in 1886 to extract the precious metal, The prospectors' dreams of riches were dashed with the smelter's first firing, Legend has it, "broke, discouraged, and out of grub,” they offered to sell their claim to another prospector for a can of oysters. The man turned the offer down, The claim was later sold to developers of the Morning Star Mine. The smelter was only used again in 1898 to burn lime to make mortar.

They built a rock furnace, charged it with charcoal, put in their ore, and started the blast. [But] from the opening in the bottom no silver came, but the prettiest rainbows imaginable floated over the stack of their blast.
Otto Rahl, Mining and Engineering Journal, 1911

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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Silver-lined Dreams Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 6, 2019
2. Silver-lined Dreams Marker
list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 36° 7.883′ N, 92° 34.167′ W. Marker is in Rush, Arkansas, in Marion County. Marker is on County Road 6035 0.2 miles south of County Road 637, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flippin AR 72634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Four-footed Link (here, next to this marker); Company Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hub (within shouting distance of this marker); Mining Turkey Fat and Rosin Jack (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Store and Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Break It, Remake It (within shouting distance of this marker); Rush, The Town That Zinc Built (within shouting distance of this marker); 200 Tons A Day (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rush.
 
Also see . . .  Rush (Ghost Town). (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
 
Rush Iron Furnace image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 6, 2019
3. Rush Iron Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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