Arp, Texas, is actually a small city located in the east Texas one-hundred and ten miles southeast of the City of Dallas. The International-Great Northern Railroad came to Arp in the early-1870s, and the City became a shipping point for fruit and vegetable farmers in the area. In 1931 oil was discovered there, and the population increased from around five-hundred residents to over two-thousand almost overnight.
Today’s featured image is a view of the intersection of Main St. and a crossroad leading to other towns in the area. Of interest here is the men looking for work, and the hotbed of activity in the scene, the Arnold Garage, a Texaco filling station on the left-hand side of the image; the tire shop and repair garage is located behind it. Across the street from the Garage is a second filling station.
Please share with us what you find of interest in the enlargeable photograph via contributor Benjamin Ames.