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From: "Harold Blevins" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Anderson in Izard County
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 21:27:14 -0600
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The following is a quote from "A History of Izard County" by Karr Shannon, 1947, page 70

LAFFERTY- "The post office here was first named Anderson, after Robert C.Anderson,
the first postmaster. It was established August 23, 1882 and discontinued January 31, 1931."

"The Lafferty post office was established July 1, 1936, with Mrs. Edna M. Roberts as postmaster.
It was named for John Lafferty, the first settler."

"Anderson was a boom town during World War I when large-scale manganese mining was in
operation in the vicinity. From about 1925-1928 F.L. McConnel taught a one-year high school
here, and Anderson and Williamson school districts were the first to be consolidated. It was in
this consolidated district that the first school bus in the county was operated."

Note- Anderson (Lafferty) was about six miles SW of Mt. Pleasant and about the same distance
from Guion.

My old 1885 listing of towns & counties, shows Anderson as a part of Izard
County at that time, with a population of 25.

Just thought I"d toss that out.


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