Collection: Jon Walter
Scanned by Jon Walter
This postcard went around the world and back again. I purchased this postcard in the late 1990’s on Ebay and the previous owner shipped it to me from their home in Paris, France.
The card was published by Hall Advertising in Little Rock and printed by the Curt Teich Company in Chicago Illinois in 1914.
Streetcar and Depot
According to the 1906 edition of the “McGraw Electric Railway Manual: The Red Book of American Street Railway Investments”, The Walnut Ridge & Hoxie Light, Power & Transit Company was chartered on Sept 9, 1903. The streetcar tracks were placed in operation in 1904 and ran from Walnut Ridge to the Roundhouse in Hoxie. There were 2 miles of track, the track gauge being 4 feet, 8 1/2 inches in width. An interesting statistic mentioned in this book was that 225,668 passengers were carried during the year 1905. That’s over 600 passengers a day!
The building in the background is the Hoxie Union Station Depot. It was the second of three depots constructed in Hoxie and served both the Iron Mountain and Frisco Railroads. The Union Station was built in 1906 and burned in 1924.