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In early 1936, FBI agent M.F. Marshall walked into the sheriff’s office in Hot Springs. Rumors had been circulating that one of the most wanted men in the country — the man designated as “Public Enemy Number One” — was in town.

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LITTLE ROCK — The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) is pleased to announce the completion of historic renovations, as well as safety and accessibility improvements, to the historic Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas, a property managed by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

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LITTLE ROCK — Preserve Arkansas’s 2019 Most Endangered Places list includes a Rosenwald School, rural churches that are the linchpins of their respective communities, commercial buildings with ties to Arkansas’s Jewish and Chinese merchants, one of the state’s last motion picture palaces, an…

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William Austin Bradley was born in Searcy County, Arkansas, near the town of Snowball on June 8, 1871. He was the son of Alfred Anderson and Mary Caroline Blair Bradley.

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William Austin Bradley was born in Searcy County, Arkansas, near the town of Snowball on June 8, 1871. He was the son of Alfred Anderson and Mary Caroline Blair Bradley. The family had traveled from Tennessee in the 1860s. Alfred supported the family as a merchant in Snowball.

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POWHATAN — The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives welcomes the public to meet Dr. Fatme Myuhtar-May, the new archival manager, during a special open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, at 11 Seventh St. in Powhatan.

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CONWAY — Historic county courthouses stand as iconic symbols of Arkansas’s development as a state, elegant testaments to justice and important sentries to the history of the state. These relics are explored in “History on the Line: Preserving County Courthouses,” premiering on the Arkansas E…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Archives is pleased to announce the historically significant acquisition of court documents related to “Hanging Judge” Isaac Charles Parker in Fort Smith.

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Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) will hold the opening reception for “Life in the Western Country: Arkansaw Territory from 1819-1836” and “#5WomenArtists” at 2nd Friday Art Night (2FAN) on Friday, March 8, from 5 – 8 p.m., at 200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock. Two Larks in the Morning will be the ev…

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LITTLE ROCK— The Department of Arkansas Heritage Historic Preservation Program is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric R. Mills as Section 106 Program Manager. Mills will oversee the implementation of Section 106 reviews for the Arkansas SHPO Office. These reviews are a key component of th…

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans are required to annually renew license plate registrations, which can be accomplished online at mydmv.arkansas.gov. Some online companies, however, have created services that may mislead consumers into purchasing material they do not need. This problem occurs when a c…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Department of Arkansas Heritage is now accepting grant applications for the Small Museum Grants Program, which funds projects for up to $2,500 for Arkansas history museums, historical societies, historic houses and sites and military museums. The deadline for applying is Ap…

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LITTLE ROCK — Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, today named Bill Holimon as director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Holimon had been serving as interim director since November, after former director Darrell Bowman left to take a position with …

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Former President George H.W. Bush died in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 94. While serving as Vice President, he made an appearance in Harrison to honor his friend and political colleague Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt. He attended the dedication ceremony of Hammerschmi…

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Former President George H.W. Bush died in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 94. While serving as Vice President, he made an appearance in Harrison to honor his friend and political colleague Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt. He attended the dedication ceremony of Hammerschmi…

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The term “mountain mission school” refers to a specific kind of private school or college of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most often focusing on secondary education for white children in the highland South, mountain mission schools were one of several kinds of mission s…

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Arkansas officially observed its first Thanksgiving on Dec. 9, 1847. Here’s a little history about it: One of the first American female novelists, Sarah Josepha Hale, (a New Hampshire writer famous for penning the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) campaigned nationally for Thanksgiving…

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Editors Note: The Arkansas State Archives is a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and is responsible for collecting and maintaining the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world. The State Archives has two branch locations at Northeast Arkansas Regional…

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LITTLE ROCK — Nov. 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities in World War I at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. This year, on that day, the World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee…