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Property Name Hankins' Store
Reference Number 14000248
State Arkansas
County Independence
Town Oil Trough
Street Address Northeast comer of Ferry Road and Main Street (AR 14)
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/23/2014
Areas of Significance Commerce
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Hankins' Store is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A with local significance. It is being nominated with a period of significance of 1904-1963 which encompasses the store's construction and many years of importance to the local economy of Oil Trough, Independence County, Arkansas. As one of the main stores in town, Hankins' Store was one of the most prominent stores in Oil Trough, and should be recognized for its important local history.

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