Clay County, Arkansas, was a flatland with little improvements at the outset of the twentieth century. Into this primitive society came a St. Louis entrepreneur with a liking for agriculture. Paul Pfeiffer bought large tracts of land, set up tenant farmers, and reigned for nearly fifty years as a beneficent landlord. Laymon records the gratitude of many a family who remember with appreciation loans made to acquire equipment. When farming was interrupted by the coming of the railroad, both Pfeiffer and his tenants adapted to a lumbering economyso long as the hardwood forest lasted. Interestingly, Laymon s account includes the fate of tenants following the break-up of Pfeiffer Country. "
Author: Sherry Laymon Publisher: Central Arkansas Library System Published: 03/04/2009 Pages: 224 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.75lbs Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d ISBN: 9780980089776