|The Crossett Mill in the early days|
|A small portion of the Crossett Mill today|
However, the mill cut the power promptly at 9:00 PM every evening no matter the weather. Still, the Crossett mill never lacked willing workers. While the conditions in Crossett and similar mill towns sound harsh by today’s standards, they were almost dream-like compared to other areas across the post-reconstruction South.
|The Rose Inn was a famous Crossett landmark until the 1970's when it was demolished|
The Missouri-Pacific line that linked Crossett with the main line at Monticello was completed in 1912. For more than seventy years the rails moved timber to the mill and forest products to the outside world. It was some time after completion that someone first noticed the light down the tracks. Tradition says it was 1919.
|Crossett Lumber Engine #4 Circa 1923 GearedSteam.com|
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