AR Between the Wars

by: Sarah Doherty

Post War

Arkansas modernized drastically.

  • electricity
  • telephone
  • automobile
  • and more


Flooding

The Mississippi River water elevated above sea level because of heavy rainfall and snow melting

The water flooded Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana

Arkansas received the most damage

Many counties were 30 feet below water

This was devestating for 80% of the people who dependanded on agriculture

Depression

Just as the money around the country was drying up, Arkansas and other states started to dry up. They lost a major way they made an income; crops.

Having no food let to food shortages and riots