Guide to the Theresa Adkison Photograph Collection

Record Group 037

Date Span 1920s

Extent 7 digitized photographs

Biographical SketchTheresa Adkison responded to an appeal made to the public by Dothan Landmarks Foundation seeking photographs to be included in the forthcoming _Railroading in Dothan and the Wiregrass_, a book in the "Images of Rail" series from Arcadia Press. She contributed seven photos as listed in the inventory.

One of the photos is of Mrs. Adkison's father, Henry W. Arnold, Sr., who was a grocer in the Five Points section of Dothan and who might have been the first business license inspector for the city.

Scope / Content  Seven photographs of railroading around the Wiregrass of Alabama, including five of an event she called "The Big Wreck" n.d. Two of the photos are of a bale of cotton to be shipped via American Railway Express, one of which includes her father.

Access:  Open per donor agreement

Date processed:  6-30-2004

Processed By: MTO


CALENDAR

037-04-0620-001:  Henry W. Arnold, Sr., sitting on bed of Ford truck with bale of cotton to be shipped via American Railway Express, July 22, 1925.  Arnold owned a grocery in Dothan's five-points section and is reputed to have been the city's first inspector of business licenses.  
  037-04-0620-002:  Ford truck loaded with bale of cotton to be shipped via American Railway Express, July 22, 1925.
  037-04-0620-003:  Photo taken at scene of "The Big Wreck," n.p., n.d.
  037-04-0620-004:  Photo taken at scene of "The Big Wreck," n.p., n.d.
  037-04-0620-005:  Photo taken at scene of "The Big Wreck," n.p., n.d.
  037-04-0620-006:  Photo taken at scene of "The Big Wreck," n.p., n.d.
  037-04-0620-007:  Photo taken at scene of "The Big Wreck," n.p., n.d.
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