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From: "Paula Killian" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Smith article in Historian
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 19:49:23 -0600

Harold, I was raised at Guion, born 1931. My Mother's father, Joe Boles
worked many years and was killed in 1932 on the MoPac RR. Daddy's daddy,
Joe Bryant, spent most of his life working on the MoPac. My father,
Marshal Bryant, never worked anywhere else and worked some 45 years -
beginning at Guion section and ending the last 20 yrs or so as section
foreman out of Batesville. I am a nut about railroad stuff, MoPac stuff
that is. I wonder if you would be so kind as to let me have copies of
these articles also. I will be happy to reimburse copying and postage
expense. Where did you live that you could hear the Guion trains? I am
never happy when I live where I can't hear a train. Of course I liked the
old steam engines best but I make do pretty well with the diesels if I can
hear them whistle once in a while. My address is 806 Winchester Rd,
Leachville, AR 72438. E-mail is

Paula Bryant Killian

> From: Harold Blevins <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Smith article in Historian
> Date: Thursday, November 09, 2000 3:23 PM
> Joan, Lynette and Jim
> Albert W. Smith was born 28 December 1892, son of Joseph
> M.Smith and Elizabeth Banning. So, Jim, it doesn't look like he
> fits with you.
> The article by Uncle Albert runs 7 pages, including one photo of
> the Calico Rock depot, with three men standing inside. The
> Historian was half the size then, so you can copy two pages on
> one 8.5 x 11 sheet.
> The Iron Mountain article is in the same issue, it runs 10 pages.
> It gives the history of the railroad in Izard County, it was first called
> St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern, Then they built a branch
> line from St. Louis to Pacific, Missouri and changed the name to
> Missouri-Pacific. When I was growing up, on a day when the wind
> was just right we could hear the train whistles at Guion.
> If you want a copy of the articles, just let me know and send me your
> address. If you don't want to publish your address online, just let me
> know by private e-mail............................Harold B.
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