Rush Arkansas,  The Forgotten  by NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri

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02 24 2010 ~ The Forgotten
The Rush Historic District is a zinc mining region of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Now located within Buffalo National River, the district includes ruins dating from 1880 to 1940. The area was an important part of what became know as the North Arkansas Lead and Zinc District, and played a role in the development of railroads and modern infrastructure in the area.

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During World War I the Rush mines were the center of the zinc industry in Arkansas. Ten mining companies operated 13 developed mines within the district, more than in any other mining district within the North Arkansas District.

The buildings, structures, and ruins at Rush are the last visible remains of historic zinc mining activity in Arkansas. Of the other mining districts which once stretched across northern Arkansas, only limited debris now marks those sites. Rush is the only area left to retain not only the mines, but also buildings, structures, and ruins pertaining to mining and community life. The Rush Historic District exists today within the same environment and setting as it did during its periods of historic significance. Nearly as isolated today as it was historically, it has been little touched by time. The ghost town, mines, and waste piles visible on the bluffs immediately set the flavor of the district as an abandoned mountain mining community. The buildings, structures, ruins, and sites in the district exist in the same relationships as they did during the mining era.
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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    very nice shot

  • Thanks so very much Bobby :))xoxox

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  • Jurmale
    Jurmaleover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful,Carolyn!:))

  • Thank YOU Paul

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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    That is an oldie, like the wooden block supports.

  • Byron all the old homesteads, and stores still standing were on the old fashion rocks and wodden blocks, same as they did the old log cabins :))

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  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Great shot and great treatment, Carolyn~Lynn

  • Thanks Lynn :) I acidently shot these in a small format, would rather not be doing such heavy edditing, but to save the day :))

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  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Nice work anyway, Carolyn~Lynn

  • thanks so much Lynn :))

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