Merci Train - Arkansas

Arkansas Merci Boxcar
Arkansas Flag

Location:
American Legion Post #41
Porter Street
Helena, AR

Contact:
Mr. D. T. Hargraves
312 Cherry St.
Helena, AR - (501) 338-3425


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Sixteen year old completes a project to restore the Arkansas boxcar to earn Eagle Scout badge.
Read the story at the Helena Daily World.

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Arkansas gift 1

Tristan Ainsworth (on the right) and his Dad, Warren "Bud" Ainsworth of West Helena, ARK.
We wish to thank and congratulate the Ainsworths and all who donated labor, money, or materials to assist in the project on a wonderful job well done.



Artifacts:
For many years there was no public knowledge of the fate of any of the Arkansas Merci Train gifts, but during the past decade it has been revealed that a few (pictured below) are in the holdings of the Arkansas Arts Center.
Arkansas Art Center
PO Box 2137
Little Rock, AR 72203-2137
(501) 372-4000
Contact: Keith Melton

Arkansas gift 1 Arkansas gift 2

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German Dark Blue Glazed Stoneware Jug - circa 1900 - ceramic
German Dark Blue Glazed Stoneware Jug
circa 1900 - ceramic
Arkansas gift 3 Glass bowl, 19th century
Glass bowl, 19th century

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