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Encyclopedia > Graysonia, Arkansas

Graysonia, Arkansas is a ghost town and once boomtown in Clark County, Arkansas. It is located on a dirt road in, what is now known as "the middle of nowhere" halfway between Arkadelphia, Arkansas and Alpine, Arkansas. In the early 20th century, it was a main hub for the local timber industry. It once had hotels, restaurants, saloons and businesses, with a population estimated at better than 5,000. As business slowed in the late 1930s it was deserted, and became a locally well-known ghost town. A street corner in the ghost town of Bodie, California. ... A boomtown is a community that experiences sudden and rapid growth, normally attributed to the discovery of a precious resource such as gold or silver. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Downtown Arkadelphia Arkadelphia is a city located in Clark County, Arkansas. ... Alpine Arkansas is a very small town situated approximately 8 miles east of Amity Arkansas, in Clark County. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... Tourists sit outside a bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand A Depression-era bar in Louisiana. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...

The last known remaining resident was Brown Hickman, a retired logger, who left in 1951. The "Graysonia, Nashville and Ashdown" railroad ran it's route between 1909 into the mid-1930's, supplied by the "Baldwin Locomotive Works" company. Around 1907, several kilns, a fire house, a water reservoir, the main mill house, and some shotgun houses were built. Within a decade, there were several hundred houses, a hillside restaurant and several small cafes, three hotels, and several large mill buildings. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A locomotive (from Latin loco motivus) is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train, and has no payload capacity of its own; its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Charcoal Kilns, California Gold Kiln, Victoria, Australia Hop kiln. ... Firefighter with an axe A firefighter, sometimes still called a fireman though women have increasingly joined firefighting units, is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and in some areas provide emergency medical services. ... ... The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations in the United States, first enacted by Congress in 1975, exist to regulate and improve the average fuel economy of cars and light trucks (trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles) sold in the US. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) is the sales weighted...

All that remains today are a few building foundations.

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The train used in Steven Spielberg's mini series Into The West was originally built for use in Graysonia. [1] Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Into the West is a 2005 miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks which began as a six-week event on June 10, 2005 on Turner Network Television (TNT). ...

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