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Arkansas - Expo Saint-Louis 1904

Arkansas at the Exhibition Expo Saint-Louis 1904

Eighty percent of the wood used for the exhibition buildings comes from the forests of Arkansas.

Wood is the greatest resource of this sister state of Missouri in the Louisiana Sales States, and, used in the structure of its charming colonial-looking pavilion, one can see a library of eighty volumes of wood, each volume representing another type of Arkansas wood.

In all, there are 120 varieties of wood in the state. It took less than 20 years to develop the vast timber resources of Arkansas, due to the lack of transportation. Rivers were the only means of transporting logs, but now half a dozen railways cross the state to carry large quantities of timber to every state in the United States, and to every seaport for export.