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Excerpts from "Buffalo National River Theme Identification Context Studies And Property Evaluations" Thomason and Associates Preservation Planners Nashville, Tennessee and Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects Nashville, Tennessee, September, 2004.

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Shiloh Museum photo archivist Marie Demeroukas will explore historic statues in Northwest Arkansas in a virtual program entitled, "Monumental, Majestic, Mythological, Memorial, and Merry," which will debut on the Shiloh Museum's YouTube channel on Wednesday, November 18, at noon. "There are …

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The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has cancelled the Battle of Prairie Grove reenactment that was scheduled for Dec. 4-6, 2020, at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park due to the ongoing public health emergency created by the coronavirus and the resulting global pandemic.

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Although Arkansas seceded from the union in May 1861, a Peace Society developed in the Ozarks in early 1862. The Civil War around the Buffalo River was absent of large scale military maneuvers or battles. It was more consumed with jay hawking, terrorism, and guerilla tactics. This left in it…

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Although Arkansas seceded from the union in May 1861, a Peace Society developed in the Ozarks in early 1862. The Civil War around the Buffalo River was absent of large scale military maneuvers or battles. It was more consumed with jay hawking, terrorism, and guerilla tactics. This left in it…

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Most church services — that is traditional Sunday go to meetings — have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many the weekly time of worship and social gathering is being greatly missed. News from various religious dominations in Newton County once dominated community news. We sh…

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A deadly influenza outbreak began in 1918 and spread around the world, killing more people than any other outbreak of disease in human history. In Arkansas, the flu killed about 7,000 people, several times more than the state lost during World War I. This flu’s history remains significant to…

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A deadly influenza outbreak began in 1918 and spread around the world, killing more people than any other outbreak of disease in human history. In Arkansas, the flu killed about 7,000 people, several times more than the state lost during World War I. This flu’s history remains significant to…

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A deadly influenza outbreak began in 1918 and spread around the world, killing more people than any other outbreak of disease in human history. In Arkansas, the flu killed about 7,000 people, several times more than the state lost during World War I. This flu’s history remains significant to…

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Willie Kavanaugh Hocker, of Wabbaseka and Pine Bluff, both in Jefferson County, was a schoolteacher, poet, and active member of civic groups such as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Colonial Dames Society. She was also the desig…

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In light of the recent closure of Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) and social distancing by many Arkansans, the museum invites members of the public to contribute a digital quilt block for a virtual community quilt. In keeping with Arkansas quilting tradition, HAM hopes the project will be an …

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The great seal of Arkansas is based on the territorial seal designed in 1820 by Samuel Calhoun Roane, engrossing clerk of the state House of Representatives. Roane was a leading jurist and owner of one of Arkansas’s largest plantations. He was also the older brother of John Selden Roane, a f…

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The position of Poet Laureate of Arkansas was established on October 10, 1923, by concurrent resolutions of both houses of the General Assembly. In Arkansas, as elsewhere, the title of poet laureate has sometimes been awarded on grounds not restricted to fame or literary eminence.

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J. Frank Holt was a major figure in Arkansas legal and political circles in the 1950s and 1960s. He served in numerous public offices, including two terms on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site in Tyronza, has been accepted into the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a global association of museums, historical sites and public memory initiatives that maintain places where important civil and…

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The Marion County Heritage Society will be hosting the 1st Annual Ancestor Fair on April 25, 2020 at the Estes-Williams Legion Hut in Yellville, AR. Family historians, genealogical/historical societies, patriotic descendant organizations and anyone interested in sharing information and learn…

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The Marion County Heritage Society will be hosting the 1st Annual Ancestor Fair on April 25, 2020 at the Estes-Williams Legion Hut in Yellville, AR. Family historians, genealogical/historical societies, patriotic descendant organizations and anyone interested in sharing information and learn…

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J. Frank Holt was a major figure in Arkansas legal and political circles in the 1950s and 1960s. He served in numerous public offices, including two terms on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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Two Arkansas museums house an impressive scope of Arkansas history tied together by their connection to bauxite – The Gann Museum in Benton and the Bauxite Historical Association Museum in Bauxite.

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J. Frank Holt was a major figure in Arkansas legal and political circles in the 1950s and 1960s. He served in numerous public offices, including two terms on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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The Newton County Draft War was the last armed incident of the documented Arkansas draft wars, as well as one of the most colorful, as word of the “Cecil Cove Slackers” spread to national publications. In 1918, Newton County—located in the Ozark Mountains—was one of the most isolated and lea…

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LITTLE ROCK — Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today named Jimmy Bryant as director of Arkansas Heritage, a division of ADPHT. The Division of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) consists of four heritage museums and four heritage resource agencie…

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James W. Marshall was working Jan. 24, 1848, at his sawmill in Coloma, California, when he saw a glint in a nearby stream. Curious, Marshall walked over to investigate and discovered gold. As news about the gold spread, people across the country, including in Arkansas, packed up their belong…

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Arkansas officially observed its first Thanksgiving on December 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 Thanksgi…

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James W. Marshall was working Jan. 24, 1848, at his sawmill in Coloma, California, when he saw a glint in a nearby stream. Curious, Marshall walked over to investigate and discovered gold. As news about the gold spread, people across the country, including in Arkansas, packed up their belong…

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LITTLE ROCK— The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program concludes the 2019 Walks Through History series with a tour of Calico Rock. The Saturday, November 9, tour is free and open to the public. To join, arrive by11 a.m. at the Calico Rock Museum at 104 Main Street. The museum is serving as …