Pea Ridge, Pea Ridge National Military Park - Superintendent John Willett, February 3, 1962 [Elkhorn Tavern, view 2] [graphic] / Ernie Deane [photographer]. 1962.

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Deane, Ernie. Pea Ridge, Pea Ridge National Military Park - Superintendent John Willett, February 3, 1962 [Elkhorn Tavern, view 2] [graphic] / Ernie Deane [photographer].

Pea Ridge, Pea Ridge National Military Park - Superintendent John Willett, February 3, 1962 [Elkhorn Tavern, view 2] [graphic] / Ernie Deane [photographer]. 1962.

Negative taken for February 11, 1962, Arkansas Gazette article "A Report on Historic Pea Ridge Park," F5:2. The Pea Ridge National Military Park under redevelopment and building completion after becoming a part of the National Park Service in 1960. The Elkhorn Tavern is located in the Pea Ridge National Military Park. Prior to the Civil War, the Elkhorn Tavern was operated as an inn along the Butterfield Overland Mail Route by the J.C. Cox family and also served as a voting place, post office and Place of Worship. During the Civil War the Elkhorn Tavern was used as a hospital by both sides, and a headquarter for the Union forces in the area. The sign reads, "Elkhorn Tavern. Before the Battle of Pea Ridge, March 7-8, 1862, Elkhorn Tavern was operated by J.C. Cox Family. It served as an inn and eating place on the Butterfield Overland Mail Route, a voting place, post office and Place of Worship. During the Battle it changed hands several times. It was used as a hospital by both sides. After the Battle, until it was burned by Bushwackers in December 1862, it was used as headquarters for Union forces in this area. The present structure, built after 1864 in constructed on the original foundation and uses the original chimney."

1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (2 x 2 in.)

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