old marked tree

Tyronza, AR

#1 Aug 18, 2008
could any one tell me about the old locks at the siphons?
DOD

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Aug 19, 2008
THE OLD LOCKS WERE USED TO TRANSFER LOGS AND BOATS FROM ONE SIDE OF THE LEVEE TO THE OTHER. SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY LOGGED WHAT WE CALL THE FLOODWAY DURING THOSE DAYS TO MAKE CABINETS AND LEGS FOR THEIR MACHINES. WATER WOULD BE RAISED TO THE LEVEL OF WATER INSIDE THE LEVEE. LOGS, OR BOATS WOULD ENTER THE LOCKS. GATES WERE SHUT (LOCKED), THEN THE WATER WOULD SLOWLY DRAIN TO THE LEVEL IN THE RIVER (OUTSIDE THE LEVEE). BOATS AND LOGS COULD THEN TRAVEL DOWN ST. FRANCIS RIVER TO THEIR DESTINATIONS.
old marked tree

Tyronza, AR

#3 Aug 19, 2008
thank you dod.im assuming these boat where steam.
Poster

Paragould, AR

#4 Sep 21, 2008
old marked tree wrote:
thank you dod.im assuming these boat where steam.
Thanks to both of you. I've just discovered this site and it's refreshing to find such interesting history of our area. Much better than all of the useless gossip!

I hope posts like this will continue!
old marked tree

Tyronza, AR

#5 Sep 21, 2008
i agree with you poster
Donna

Monette, AR

#6 Sep 21, 2008
My boss can tell you everything about the siphons, locks, water levels, etc. try calling the Drainage District in Marked Tree.
old marked tree

Tyronza, AR

#7 Sep 22, 2008
thanks donna ill do that
bogus bob

Lepanto, AR

#8 Sep 23, 2008
damn good fishin out that way
Fisherman

Jonesboro, AR

#9 May 26, 2012
I hear all kinds of tales about dolphins, swordfish, etc. out there. I even saw a picture somewhere.

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