Miller County -- History Articles
- 1. "Thomas
Jefferson and the Louisiana-Arkansas Frontier," by Milford F.
Allen in Arkansas Historical Quarterly 20 (Spring 1961): 39-64.
- Describes both President Jefferson's initiatives to have
John Sibley, William Dunbar, and Thomas Freeman explore the Louisiana Purchase
and their expeditions in the regions of the Ouachita and Red Rivers.
- 2. "Sulphur
Fork Factory, 1817-1822," by Russell M. Magnaghi in Arkansas
Historical Quarterly 37 (Summer 1978):168-83.
- Describes the operation of the U.S. government-run, fur-trading
factory with Indians along the Red River.
- 3. "Traders
and factories on the Arkansas Frontier,1805-1822," by Wayne Morris
in Arkansas Historical Quarterly 28 (Spring 1969):28-48.
- Describes the operation of three U.S. government-run,fur-trading
factories with Indians in Arkansas territory.
- 4. "The
Site of the Sulphur Fork Factory in Southwest Arkansas 1817-1822,"
by Claude McCrocklin in The Arkansas Archeologist 31 (1990 [pubished
in 1992]): 53-63.
- Describes the 1988 survey by the Kadohadacho Chapter
of the Arkansas Archeological Society that found the location and remains
of this fur-trading factory.
- 5."Old Miller
County," by Russell P. Baker in Arkansas Historical Quarterly
42 (Winter 1983): 346-48.
- Outlines boundary changes of the first Miller county
created in the territorial era in 1820.
- 6. "Historical
Sketch Relating to Establishment of State Line Between Arkansas
and Texas and Relating to the Creation of the Old and New Miller County Arkansas,"
by W.H. Arnold in Arkansas Historical Quarterly 5 (Summer
- Covers briefly some court decisions and legal issues
on the boundaries of Texarkana and Miller county.
- 7. "Disturbances
on the Arkansas-Texas Border, 1827-1831," by Lonnie J. White in
Arkansas Historical Quarterly 19 (Spring 1960): 95-110.
- Describes the troubles arising from disputes with Indians
and Mexicans along the unsurveyed U.S.-Mexican border near the Red River.
- 8. "Clearing
the Channel--The Snagboat in Arkansas," by Diana Sherwood in Arkansas
Historical Quarterly 3(Spring 1944): 53-62.
- Tells story of how Henry Miller Shreve used snagboats
in the 1830s and 1840s to clear the great rafts from Arkansas's rivers.
- 9. "Cullen
Montgomery Baker, The Arkansas-Texas Desperado," by Boyd D. Johnson
in Arkansas Historical Quarterly 26(Fall 1966) 229-39.
- Recounts the brutal criminal career of Cullen Baker of
the Sulphur River region in the aftermath of the Civil War.
- 10. "Historical
Statement of Texarkana, Arkansas to February 7, 1917," by W. H.
Arnold, Sr. in Arkansas Historical Quarterly 5 (Spring 1946): 341-53.
- An outline of basic facts about the establishment of
this city which also covers some interesting legal disputes over land rights.
- 11. "F.E. Maddox:
Chaplain of Progess, 1908," by Larry R. Hayward in Arkansas
Historical Quarterly 38 Summer 1979): 146-66.
- Focuses on a minister of the First Presbyterian Church
of Texarkana who preached doctrines known as "modernism" and
whose dispute with fundamentalists led him to withdraw from the Presbyterian
church and to found a new church under the auspices of the Congregational
- 12. "Conlon
Nancarrow, An Arkansas Original," by James R. Greeson and Gretchen
B. Gearhart in Arkansas Historical Quarterly 54 (Winter 1995):457-69
- A short sketch of the life of Texarkana native Conlon
Nancarrow together with the text of an interview with this famous advant-garde
music composer who lived most of his life in Mexico City.