November 16, 1917
The city of Trumann (Poinsett County) was incorporated. Located along U.S. Highway 63, Trumann lies in the “sunken lands” region of northeast Arkansas. Trumann was a lumber town for the first part of its life, but it later became essentially a company town for the Singer Company. The popularity of the Singer sewing machine resulted in a great demand for lumber. People flocked to Trumann from the surrounding area to obtain jobs in the mills, and later in the factory, causing the population to grow.