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Gregory Dipping Vat

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Area  less than one acre
NRHP Reference #  06000830
Added to NRHP  20 September 2006
Built  1930 (1930)
Opened  1930
Gregory Dipping Vat
Location  122 Rogers Rd., Lake Village, Arkansas
MPS  Dip That Tick:Texas Tick Fever Eradication in Arkansas MPS
Similar  Greenville Bridge, Benjamin G Humphre, Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Chicot

The Gregory Dipping Vat is a historic cattle dipping facility at 122 Rogers Street on the outskirts of Lake Village, Arkansas. The vat is a concrete structure 27 feet (8.2 m) long, 4 feet (1.2 m) wide, and 7 feet (2.1 m) deep. It is located on a grassy lane off Rogers Road, in a wooded area not far from Bayou Macon, whose waters were used to fill it. The vat was built c. 1930 as part of a statewide program to eradicate Texas tick fever, which was at the time a serious problem affecting the area's cattle farmers. After the program was ended in 1943, the vat became a play area for local youth. It remains in good condition as a reminder of the economically important tick eradication program.

The vat was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

References

Gregory Dipping Vat Wikipedia


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