April 22, 2007
When the railroad construction boom of the post-Civil War years came to Arkansas, many new towns were founded. One of those towns was the Greene County seat of Paragould, incorporated in 1883. Due to the railroad’s presence, the town saw rapid growth, and with a population of 3,324 in 1900, it was the eleventh largest city in the state. Some of the construction of that time period can be seen in this 1899 photograph.