The federal census shows Fayetteville’s population to be 4,471, a 10 percent increase from the 1900 population. Washington County’s total population was 33,889.
The Arkansas & Oklahoma Railway extends a line to Fayetteville from Cave Springs, coming in by way of Litteral, Mount Comfort and the old fairgrounds.
Henry Tovey, Mack Hulse, Lyle Bryan and Owen Mitchell leased a lot at the corner of Center and College and fit out an airdome for vaudeville and picture shows.
February 1 — The Marian Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is chartered at Fayetteville with Mary Jasper Willis serving as the first regent.
October 5 — Glenn Martin is the pilot of the first flight of a plane in Fayetteville.
February 24 — Students at the University of Arkansas go on strike to protest the expulsion of 36 students who had published a paper called The X-Ray, which listed grievances against the faculty, administration and community. Through a compromise worked out by the governor, the students were eventually readmitted.
March 30 — Fayetteville City Hospital is dedicated on School Avenue. Construction costs were about $16,000.
August 22 — The first train of the Kansas City & Memphis Railroad rolls into Fayetteville. The line extended from Cave Springs to Fayetteville by way of Elm Springs, Tontitown, Litteral, Steele and Mount Comfort.
July 1 — The first patient is admitted to Fayetteville City Hospital.
The state approves prohibition of the sale of alcohol.
March 30 — Property owners along the “hundred-year trails” to Goshen and southward to Winslow petition for a highway. Bonds were sold and work was completed by 1917 on the first hard-surfaced highway out of Fayetteville to neighboring towns.
June 7 — Fayetteville’s first public library was opened in the basement of the Washington County Courthouse. Miss Florida Read was the first paid librarian.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church establishes a parochial school in the old Mulholland home on Washington Avenue. A school was soon opened on church grounds at the corner of Lafayette and Willow.
Fayetteville’s first streets are paved, including West Lafayette, Rollston, Highland, St. Charles, Ida and Dickson from St. Charles to Willow, as part of the West Lafayette Improvement District No. 1.
The Zerbe Air Sedan, designed and constructed by Professor J.S. Zerbe, makes its first flight at Drake Field with Tom Flannerty as pilot.
Arkansas grants women the right to vote.
October 9 — W.J. Reynolds, secretary of the Board of Health, orders schools and theaters closed, and classes at the University of Arkansas are suspended because of an influenza epidemic.
The city’s first gas station, the Ozark Filling Station, is established at the corner of Meadow and College by Dr. B.F. McAllister, J.C. Reed, J.C. White and T.J. Whitaker.
July 31 — A local post of the American Legion is organized and chartered as the Lynn Shelton Post No. 27 in honor of Lynn Shelton, who was killed in France while trying to carry the body of a wounded friend back to safety.