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Ozark Vacations in the Roaring 20s

Scarce promotional brochure and pictorial map of the area centered on the Ozarks, tracking the line of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.

The map itself includes approximately 30 local pictorial vignettes, with recreational images on the verso.

The route of the railroad is shown from Missouri to the west to Cotter, Arkansas, where the rail line follows the path of the White River east to Newport and Diaz. Further east, the line splits, with one branch directed to Little Rock and the other to St. Louis.

Missouri Pacific was under the control of New York financier Jay Gould from 1879 until his death in 1892. Gould developed a system extending through Colorado, Nebraska, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. His son George Gould inherited control upon his father's death, but lost control of the company after it declared bankruptcy in 1915.

The line was merged with the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway (SLIMS) and reorganized as the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1917. Missouri Pacific later acquired or gained a controlling interest in other lines in Texas, including the Gulf Coast Lines, International-Great Northern Railroad, and the Texas and Pacific Railway.

MoPac declared bankruptcy again in 1933, during the Great Depression, and entered into trusteeship. The company was reorganized and the trusteeship ended in 1956.