Arkansas On Wheels

1911

PARAGOULD DAILY PRESS

 

Arkansas On Wheels 1923 7/03/05

 

RESEARCHED BY : TINA EASLEY

" ARKANSAS ON WHEELS "

The "Arkansas on Wheels " was a special train that traveled through other desiginated states and cities , stopping to let people tour the exhibits from the state of Arkansas . The special train was designed to help sell the state of Arkansas to others , bringing more growth to the state . There were exhibits from every type of industry and exhibits from the states fair . Along with representatives to represent the state . The first Arkansas on Wheels was in 1910 and promoted by W.B. Folworth on the Iron Mountain .

 

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OCTOBER 20, 1911

LITTLE ROCK , AR.

EVERYTHING IS READINESS FOR START OF ARKANSAS ON WHEELS

W.B. FOLWORTH , PROMOTER OF ARKANSAS ON WHEELS IS IN THE CITY AND REPORTS EVERYTHING SHIP SHAPE FOR THE DEPARTURE OF THE TRAIN FROM LITTLE ROCK ON OCTOBER 10 FOR A 2,500 MILE TRIP THROUGH THE NORTH AND EAST .

THERE WILL BE 55 COUPLES REPRESENTED AS COMPARED TO TWENTY LAST YEAR . AND THERE WILL BE A 145 IN THE PARTY , INCLUDING THE WYNNE BAND OF TWENTY PEOPLE .

THE TRAIN WILL LEAVE LITTLE ROCK ON THE IRON MOUTAIN AT 11 A.M. OCTOBER 20 , 1911 AND WILL RETURN NOVEMBER 5 . THE PRINCIPAL CITIES THAT WILL BE VISTED ARE MEMPHIS , LOUISVILLE , CINTINNATI , DAYTON , COLUMBUS , SPRINGDALE , PITTSBURG , CANTON , MANSFIELD , ANDERSON , DANVILLE , CHAMPAIGN , DECATUR AND ST. LOUIS .

THIS IS THE SECOND ANNUAL TRIP OF THE ARKANSAS ON WHEELS EXPOSITION . THE FIRST HAVING BEEN MADE LAST YEAR THROUGH ILLINOIS TO CHICAGO , THENCE THROUGH IOWA , NEBRASKA , KANSAS AND BACK TO ARKANSAS . OVER 35,000 PEOPLE VISITED THE TRAIN ON THAT OCCASION AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT THIS NUMBER WILL BE DOUBLED ON THE PRESENT TRIP.

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SATURDAY , OCTOBER 28, 1911

JIM WILLIAMS WRITES ABOUT ARKANSAS ON WHEELS

JIM WILLIAMS HAS WRITTEN THE PRESS AN ENTHUSIASTIC LETTER FROM , PITTSBURG WHER THE " ARKANSAS ON WHEELS " HAD BEEN MAKING A STOP . HE IS LAVISH IN HIS PRAISE AT THE HOSPITALITY .

THE PARTY WAS WELCOMED BY MAYOR MAGEE AND TAKEN TO THE FORT PITT HOTEL WHERE A DINNER WAS SERVED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE . THE PARTY THE ADJOURNED TO THE TRAIN WHERE THE EXHIBITS WERE INSPECTED . THE NEXT DAY THE PARTY WAS TAKEN ON AN AUTOMOBILE TOUR OF THE CITY THROUGH THE PARKS AND THE RESIDENTIAL SECTION , VISITED THE PICKING PLANT OF H.J. HEINZ WHERE THEY WERE SHOWN THROUGH THE PLANT AND SERVED LUNCH .

MR. WILLIAMS SAYS PITTSBURG BEST CITY THEY HAVE STRUCK SO FAR .

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