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From: "June Ramsey" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Arkansas Postoffices
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 19:23:32 -0600
Vera taking the mail off a hook brings back old memories. Jeff Cooper ran
the store, and post office for year's at Twin Creek. That is between
Sylamore and Guion. He used to let me hang the mail on the crain. The train
would fly by and a hook reached out and grabbed the mail. That was in the
30's. If some one wanted to ride the train you got out by the rilroad and
flagged down. They had a slow train that was called the Bull Moose red, and
black, and it stopped at every pig trail and picked up people, cream to go
to Carthrage, Mo.to make cheese. My mom and dad milked and seperated the
cream from the milk with and old cream seperator, and shipped i out.
I better stop i could go on and on. Ha!!
Have a good one Love Junebug.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 6:28 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD] Arkansas Postoffices
> Chastain was long the railroad south of Norfork.
> I don't know if it was along the river before the railroad or not.
> If I remember what my father said there was a hook on a pole along the
> tracks and the train would slow down a little take the mail bag off the
> and put the next one on. My father's youngest brother was born at
> I know where the old house was where he was born but I don't know just
> Chastain was.
> There was another place on the tracks farther south toward Calico Rock
> was called Berry Switch. It was in the area where the Talleys and Berrys
> lived, almost on the Baxter - Izard County line. I don't know if there was
> store, maybe just the mail drop. My father was born at Berry Switch in
> > Vera, I have seen instances where a post office was discontinued,
> > then after a year or two re-established, upon request of a large
> > number of residents. This may have been the case here. The original
> > post says the "research on this post office is not yet completed". Who
> > knows what went on all those years.
> > I went back and checked the post office finder and they show no record
> > of a P.O. named Chastain in either Ark or MO.......HRB
> > P.S. I did go back and check GNIS, it showed a Chastain in Baxter
> > County, and quoted "County Highway Maps (1936) " as the source.
> > It also noted "feature no longer exists".
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