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Dr. Jim Parker, E. K. Dodson, and G. W. Naill were among the merchants and landowners who moved to DeValls Bluff from Memphis and prospered.
The oar factory produced oars for British Royal Navy.
Among the last industries on the bank of the river were a factory that produced boats for Sears-Roebuck and a sawmill that produced barrel staves.
The steamboat Kate Adams was a frequent and welcomed caller well into the twentieth century.
As late as 1940, the U.S. Engineer "snagboat" steamboat C. B. Reese operated out of DeValls while routinely clearing the White River of debris.

John D. Naill Jr.
Little Rock, AR