Marshall's original name was Raccoon Springs. From the original frontier settlement, Marshall became a boom town in the early 1900's from railroad, and mining. The town featured numerous hotels, several doctors, and even a town "orchestra" and dancing pavilion.
By the 1950's the boom times had faded and a more agricultural based economy became dominate. Strawberries were introduced and Marshall became the "Strawberry Capital of Arkansas". Marshall served as the retail and service center for the areas strawberries, cattle and timber industries.
Marshall and the areas positive future is based on four elements. 1. Education: Marshall High School is an academic award winner and one of the highest rated high schools in the state. 2. Cooperation: city and county government along with private business are working together to provide answers and develop plans for the challenges facing small towns and rural America.
3. Innovation: The City of Marshall working with Ritter Communication is installing state of the art high speed broadband for the cities business community. 4. Imagination, One of 3 incubator kitchens in the state, the Share Grounds will allow people to sell and market their own food products commercially. Creating an opportunity for home based business. Read More Here...