Ar Between The Wars

By Rosella Brackin

Oil and Boom Towns

The first big oil discovery in Arkansas happened near a samll southern town of El Dorado.Speculator Samuel t Busy had been drilling ,when the ground began to shake and oil shot high into the sky.

When people heard about oil strike, the rushed over to El Dorado hopeing to get rich. In a few short years El Dorado was home to 59 oil companies and about 30,000 residents

The Flood Of 1927

The Flood of 1927 broke levees and devasted people's lives, animals and property in the state of illinois, Missouri, Kentcuky , Tennessee, Arkansas Mississippi and Louisiana.Number of factors including melting snow and months of heavy rainfall, caused the river to flow over banks.