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Author Laymon, Sherry.

Title Pfeiffer country : tenant farms and business activities of Paul Pfeiffer in Clay County, Arkansas, 1902-1954 / Sherry Laymon.

Publication Info. Little Rock, Ark. : Butler Center Books/Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2009.

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-221).
Contents Clay County: Arkansas's frontier. Native Americans in the Mississippi Valley ; Spanish imprints in the future Arkansas delta ; French culture in the delta ; Transportation, river travel ; Earthquakes ... ; Religion ; Creation of Clay County ; Railroad debut in Northeast Arkansas ; Second migration to Clay County ; Clay County homesteads -- Cotton fields in Clay County -- Pfeiffers in Piggott -- Pfeiffer farm structures -- Pfeiffer farming operations -- Liquidation of Pfeiffer Farms.
Summary Clay County, Arkansas, was a flatland with little improvements at the outset of the twentieth century. Into this primitive society came a St. Louis entrepreneur with a liking for agriculture. Paul Pfeiffer bought large tracts of land, set up tenant farmers, and reigned for nearly fifty years as a beneficent landlord. Laymon records the gratitude of many a family who remember with appreciation loans made to acquire equipment. When farming was interrupted by the coming of the railroad, both Pfeiffer and his tenants adapted to a lumbering economy-so long as the hardwood forest lasted. Interesting.
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Subject Pfeiffer, Paul Mark, 1868-1944.
Pfeiffer, Paul Mark, 1868-1944.
Landowners -- Arkansas -- Clay County -- Biography.
Businessmen -- Arkansas -- Clay County -- Biography.
Farm life -- Arkansas -- Clay County -- History -- 20th century.
Farm tenancy -- Arkansas -- Clay County -- History -- 20th century.
Tenant farmers -- Arkansas -- Clay County -- History -- 20th century.
Clay County (Ark.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Clay County (Ark.) -- Rural conditions.
Clay County (Ark.) -- Biography.
Clay County (Ark.) -- History.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.
Other Form: Print version: Laymon, Sherry. Pfeiffer country. First edition 9780980089776 (DLC) 2008927765 (OCoLC)463969939
ISBN 9781935106418 electronic bk.
1935106414 electronic bk.