Peter Van Winkle Papers


Peter Van Winkle

Van Winkle Family
Image courtesy of a private collector

Peter Van Winkle developed several lumber mills across Northwest Arkansas. During the war the Van Winkle family fled their home for refuge in Texas. In 1866, they returned to Arkansas to rebuild their lives and the surrounding community. Peter supplied much of the goods to reconstruct homes and businesses. This digitial collection contains a variety of documents, including family correspondences, bills of sale for slaves, and a contract Van Winkle had with the Confederate Army for the construction of their winter encampments at Cross Hallows.

Contributed by the Roger’s Historical Museum, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, and a private collector

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