From: Waldy & Jean Cuevas <email@example.com> Copied from the Izard County Historian, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 1975 NEWCOMERS ARRIVE IN DOLPH In October, 1910, Mr. and Mrs. Victor FERGUSON; Mr. Ferguson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. FERGUSON; a brother, Oliver; and a friend of the family, Ernest REGAMAN, left their home in Freedom, Missouri, bound for the community later to be known as Dolph. They traveled with two covered wagons, a hack and about 18 head of horses and mules. Mrs. Irene FERGUSON MORRISON, of West Plains, Missouri, a daughter of Victor, said that her grandfather, George, was " quite a horse trader and traded along the way. The trip took about three weeks." Victor FERGUSON built a store at Dolph and established a post office which he named after a young man by the name of Dolphus HOOD who worked for him. Mr. FERGUSON applied to E.B. OLDFIELD, State Representative for the district, to obtain permission to establish the post office which was established on May 3, 1911. For a time, George A. FERGUSON carried the mail on foot from Dolph to Iuka. Later a mail route was established from Elizabeth to Dolph to Calico Rock and the mail hack was driven by a girl named Jesse JAMES.