Friday, June 19, 2020

Lexa Railroad Stop


A photograph of the modest facility in Lexa serving as the railroad stop, barbershop and beverage purveyor. A man in shirtsleeves stands at the door of that establishment. Another man, in a suit and hat carrying a substantial valise, walks away from the camera towards a partially visible apparently commercial building.

The introduction of the railroad in Phillips County transformed industry and made lumber a leading industry. For the residents of Southland, it provided convenient transportation. The Missouri Pacific Railroad stopped in Lexa, Arkansas, only 3 1/2 miles away. Trains from the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad could disembark at the stop in Southland, Arkansas.

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