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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rush, Arkansas

 
Clickable Map of Marion County, Arkansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Marion County, AR (17) Baxter County, AR (7) Boone County, AR (16) Searcy County, AR (5) Ozark County, MO (2) Taney County, MO (2)  MarionCounty(17) Marion County (17)  BaxterCounty(7) Baxter County (7)  BooneCounty(16) Boone County (16)  SearcyCounty(5) Searcy County (5)  OzarkCountyMissouri(2) Ozark County (2)  TaneyCounty(2) Taney County (2)
Location of Rush, Arkansas
    Marion County (17)
    Baxter County (7)
    Boone County (16)
    Searcy County (5)
    Ozark County, Missouri (2)
    Taney County, Missouri (2)
 
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1Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — 200 Tons A DayBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Not an ounce of ore will be lost if there is a machiner to save it. George Chase, first Morning Star Mining Company
The processing mill for the Morning Star Mine sat on these foundation . . . Map (db m161931) HM
2Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Break It, Remake ItBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Standing here, let yourself imagine the roar of a blacksmith's forge the hiss of a bellows, and the clang of metal striking metal. the blacksmith was an essential cog in the Morning Star Mine's operation. He kept the company's ore wagons ready . . . Map (db m161935) HM
3Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Change and RenewalBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The trail back to the parking lot crosses old mining waste rock now covered with plants and trees. An old Morning Star mill smokestack, like the one in this 1915 photograph, lies on the ground nearby. With the close of the mine and mill in . . . Map (db m161930) HM
4Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Company Store and OfficeBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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 . . . Map (db m161933) HM
5Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Company VillageBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
You might have to stretch your imagination to see it, but you are standing in the midst of what was once the Morning Star Mining Company's village. Some clues to domestic living are growing around you-lilacs, quince, and daffodils. The . . . Map (db m161938) HM
6Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Four-footed LinkBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The livery barn shown below stood on the site in front of you. Working horses and mules required shoeing, harnessing, and grooming, thus the barn was one of the first buildings built by the Morning Star Mining Company. The animals were essential . . . Map (db m161926) HM
7Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Mining Turkey Fat and Rosin JackBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
My daddy…was almost killed…in the mines. It caved in and they heard gravel and felt it hitting their hats. They started running, well it did kill one man. It caught him. He almost got out, but he didn't. But the rest of them got . . . Map (db m161932) HM
8Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — RushBuffalo National River
The Ghost Town of Rush stands as mute testimony to the activities of a bygone era. Zinc carbonate ore was discovered in this valley in the late 1880's and the "rush" was on. Soon the hillsides were dotted with-mines sprouting colorful names such . . . Map (db m161923) HM
9Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Rush Historic Mining DistrictFrom Ancient Indians to Zinc Miners
Rush—and other Buffalo River valleys— is a story of the progression human occupation. In the hills and hollows around you is buried evidence of centuries of use. Ancient Indians once walked these banks and hills, leaving . . . Map (db m161940) HM
10Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Rush Mining DistrictBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Rich zinc ore discovered in this valley brought hundreds of people here in hopes of fortune. During the late 1800s and early 1900s miners worked in 15 different mines, composing the Rush Mining District. In its heyday more than 2,000 men, . . . Map (db m161928) HM
11Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Rush, The Town That Zinc Built
Smelter Encouraged by a faulty assay report, the Morning Star claimholders built a smelter in 1886 to test for silver. Alas, the test showed only zinc. The smelter remained standing, a symbol of the early mining period. The Morning . . . Map (db m161939) HM
12Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Silver-lined DreamsBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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 . . . Map (db m161927) HM
13Arkansas (Marion County), Rush — Town HubBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Across Rush Creek, in front of you, are the remains of houses and shops once owned by the Morning Star. Many families lived there over the years, some until the late 1960s. The building nearest you was the Taylor-Medley Store-started by Bill . . . Map (db m161937) HM
 
Apr. 23, 2021