A few year ago I ran across a postcard on Ebay. I knew the image was taken on 1st St. in Rogers. But what were all these horses doing. I figured this was some type of contest but what. All I could think of is like out tractor pulls today. It wasn't tell recently when I ran across and article on Newspapers.com I figured out what the photo was, below is the article
Twenty-Two Teams Take Part in the Split-Log Drag Contest at Rogers. "The Commercial Appeal" of Memphis, TN - June 8, 1913
Rogers, Ark., June 5 - The below picture talen a few days ago ar a road dragging contest held in Rogers, shows the interest being taken in the good road movement being waged in Benton County. There are 22 teams with split-log drags in the picture. Eleven hundred pounds of flour was given to the participants in the big contest, each receiving a 50-pound sack of flour. Active road dragging is being done in many parts of the county, and as a result some of the best roads in the state are found around Rogers.
Photo courtesy Randy McCrory
Photo show in the Memphis Newspaper. Wish they had explained what the flour was for, or just for particapating?