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Bauxite, Arkansas -- Bauxite AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 33.308 W 092° 30.622
15S E 544920 N 3823819
Quick Description: The historical marker standing outside of the Bauxite History Museum in what used to be the Bauxite Community Hall.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2015 11:15:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMNHQP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
Views: 1

Long Description:
Bauxite booms for a while, but when the economy changed and the need for this company town dissipated, the corporation that owned the town bulldozed most of the buildings, including the nearby school. Only the community hall stands. This historic marker preserves the history of this important mining town and close-knit community that the company-town system created.

The marker reads as follows:

"BAUXITE ARKANSAS

Following the discovery of extensive bauxite ore deposits in 1887, an ore drying plant was located here by the Pittsburgh Reduction Co. In 1903 a small village was laid out to house the workers. This village, which included a bank, hospital, theater, and several churches and business houses, became a classic example of the “company-owned town.” During World War II, the community reached a peak of 7000 people when ore from mines located near here supplied the nation with domestic aluminum, which was critical in the production of arms.

Benton – Saline County Bicentennial committee 1976"
Link to Marker: [Web Link]

History of Marker: Not listed

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