In the 1860’s the Wilson family moved to Mississippi County, Arkansas. It was here that the roots of a great farming empire were planted. The Wilson family purchased land for farming. While in the process of clearing the land for agriculture the family decided to start a logging operation with the timber they had cleared for their farmlands.
The Wilson’s were not just in the agriculture and logging business. They started a variety of other businesses ranging from a railroad to manufacturing. In the course over one hundred years the Wilson family massed their varied operations into a town, and named Wilson after the family.
Today the R.E.L. Wilson Company is still functioning. Their hard work and determination have built a farming empire in Mississippi County.
File 1 – “Lee Wilson and Company 100 Years of a Growing Tradition,” Typescript by Greg Warhurst
File 2 – News Clippings
File 3 – Legal Documents
File 4 – Pamphlets and Published Materials
File 5 – Maps and Photographs
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