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Batesville Daily Guard Archive

  • Batesville, Arkansas
  • 19071924

About

Batesville is the Independence County seat in northeastern Arkansas. Located on the White River, the town developed from a major mercantile port to the cultural center of the region by the mid-1800s. However, the Civil War devastated the town with several military actions occurring there and occupation changing between sides multiple times. Elisha Baxter, previously Batesville's mayor, became Arkansas's last Republican governor during Reconstruction. In the late 1800s, railroad lines were built through town, largely replacing the river traffic. Batesville had a vibrant newspaper industry, producing many newspapers for every variety of political affiliation, from Know-Nothings to Republicans. Enterprising Batesville newspeople regularly created, combined, and transferred between newspapers in town during their careers.

Archive Info

  • 11,842
  • Batesville, Arkansas
  • 19071924

Source Information

Batesville Daily Guard, 1907–1924 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 15, 2017

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marriage license of B.F. McDoniel to Rilla Norris
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Gladys Chisam fall
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Batesville Daily Guard
Batesville, Arkansas
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Lee Chisam attends funeral for brother Robert

Lee Chisam attends funeral for brother Robert

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Archive Info

  • 11,842
  • Batesville, Arkansas
  • 19071924

Source Information

Batesville Daily Guard, 1907–1924 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 15, 2017