for steam locomotives such as Old 1235 shown above on the Frisco
Line in 1917, the freight trains passing over Town Branch south
of Sixth Street in Fayetteville don't look too different today.
The east-west Ozark and Cherokee Central line crossed the creek
on a trestle and passed through the currently filled-in tunnel.
The Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River continues to
flow through the small tunnel at bottom right. The Rochier mansion
atop the hill was replaced by a nursing home. Huge trees now limit
the view, but the timbered wetland across the lower track to the
left of the picture still cleanses the stream's flood water and
limits the amount of flooding downstream despite the amount of pavement
north of Sixth.
Cox Sivage, who died in August 1941, stands near the spot where
the top photo was made to show how she saw the area in the early
grandchildren, including Wanda Peterson, Leroy Moody, Travis Moody
and Althea Moody, live in the Town Branch Neighborhood still. Charles
Moody lives in West Fork.
of Wanda Peterson