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 1946): 184-88.
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 demomination.
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.