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From: "Harold Blevins" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Smith article in Historian
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 11:22:23 -0600
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To All who wanted a Copy:

I mailed the copies this a.m., to everyone who asked and gave me
an address. The lady at the P.O. said 3-4 days for the Arkansas
ones and 4-5 days for the ones further away. If you don't get them
by the weekend, let me know. P.S. I don't have a record of Uncle
Albert's siblings nor all his uncles and aunts. If someone would
like to post that info, I would appreciate it...................harold b
----- Original Message -----
From: Harold Blevins
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2000 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Smith article in Historian


I have no personal knowledge of the subject but will quote a portion of
the "Historian" article:
The Batesville Guard of May 16, 1917, contained the following:
"Another familiar landmark is passing. After July 1 there will be no
more 'Iron Mountain' in railroad parlance. It will become known as
the 'Missouri Pacific.' This generation has known the Gould lines
in Arkansas only as the Iron Mountain, named for a mountain of iron
ore in Southeast Missouri. Thousands who spoke the name did not
know the origin of it..........................."

Harold, Was wondering if you might answer a question for me... Would you
happen to know if the "Iron Mountain" part of the railroad name, fefers to
Iron Mt. in Dent Co. MO? Or is there a Iron Mountain in northern AR?? I
have a family tradition that says James White was killed in a mine accident
at Iron Mountain. Found the one by or in Dent Co. MO. There is even
historical reference to mine accidents in the time frame 1870s. Just
grasping at straws. thanks Mike C.
At 12:42 PM 11/11/00 -0500, you wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: Harold Blevins <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 4:23 PM
>Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Smith article in Historian
> > Joan, Lynette and Jim
> >
> > 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.
>Hi Harold,
> We would love a copy of the RR article. Robi's grandfather Ralph Henry
>Robison, worked on that line, but we are not sure of the dates. He married
>Eliza Dawson in 1899, and moved to Mer Rouge MO, and he was working on the
>line then. They had a child that died while they lived there, and they had
>the body shipped to AR, Cushman I think. We are not sure where the child is
>burried, but perhaps in the Conyers Cemetery or at the old Primitive Baptist
>church along the road to Sidney across the bayou. We would to have a copy of
>the article. Just let us know what we owe you. Thanks for your trouble.
>Richard and Joan Robison
>712 Wayne St.
>North Manchester, IN
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