Pine Bluff Downtown Development, Inc.

Pine Bluff Downtown Development

The Delta Heritage

An interpretation of the Arkansas River Delta between 1920 and 1940 was shown in the Delta Heritage Mural. All the people are generic aside from John Rust, the inventor of the mechanical cotton picker. His cotton picker was produced by major manufactures, including Ben Pearson Manufacturing Co. of Pine Bluff and revolutionized life in the delta by reducing the number of farm hands needed. Other key features in the mural include the Free Bridge, crop-duster plane, neighborhood church and country store.