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

Company Store and Office

Buffalo National River

 

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

 
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By TeamOHE, April 6, 2019
1. Company Store and Office Marker
Inscription.  
The Chase and Mulholland Store and the Morning Star Mine Office stood on the foundations in front of you. George Chase was the company's first manager, and C. A. Mulholland was the store's manager. Chase built the store as a commissary. All purchases that company miners made in the store were deducted from their paychecks. The convenience of such credit, undoubtedly, left some miners beholden to the company.

Chase worked in the company office. Company meetings, payroll preparations, ore assays, and the weighing of ore wagons were all conducted here. With 83 men on the payroll in 1915, the mine office was essential to keeping the company afloat.

For the longest time it was the only store [in] Rush. Mr. Mulholland's was the first general store…[there was] a side room where they sold their dry goods, and the other part was a grocery store. Helen Lack, Rush resident

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location.
Company Store and Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 6, 2019
2. Company Store and Office Marker
36° 7.917′ N, 92° 34.183′ W. Marker is in Rush, Arkansas, in Marion County. Marker is on County Road 6035 0.2 miles east of County Road 637, on the left when traveling east. 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. Break It, Remake It (here, next to this marker); Town Hub (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Mining Turkey Fat and Rosin Jack (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver-lined Dreams (within shouting distance of this marker); Four-footed Link (within shouting distance of this marker); 200 Tons A Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Rush, The Town That Zinc Built (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.)
 
 
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 36 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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