The Spring Bank Ferry operated on the Red River connection Miller and Lafayette counties via state Highway 160. This ferry is recorded in history as being the oldest operating ferry in southwest Arkansas.
According to records from Mrs. Kelly . . . — — Map (db m181760) HM
This plaque placed in honor of
William Richardson Blanton •
James Deas Blanton •
William "Kelley" Blanton, Sr. •
William "Kelley" Blanton, Jr.
Owners/Operators of the Spring Bank Ferry — — Map (db m181621) HM
1541 - When Desoto brought his Spanish conquistadores to this area in 1541, he found an industrious Caddo Indian tribe who inhabited and enjoyed the area that was later to become Miller County, Arkansas. Along the Red River the Caddo farmed, . . . — — Map (db m173500) HM
1888 - A group of railroad and timber investors, led by George W. Fouke, built the Texarkana, Shreveport, & Natchez (T.S. & N) Railroad. It extended south from Texarkana to Boggy Creek.
1889 - Led by James Franklin Shaw, the Seventh . . . — — Map (db m173676) HM
When Gen. Frederick Steele's Union army invaded southwest Arkansas in April 1864, threatening the Confederate state capital at Washington, Gov. Harris Flanagin moved the state archives to Rondo, where they were deposited in James Abraham's store. . . . — — Map (db m96022) HM