Notable Arkie: Mary Lambert

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Notable Arkie: Mary Lambert was born in Helena, the daughter of Martha Kelly and Jordan Bennett Lambert III. Her younger sister is former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln.  Read More

County Seat Spotlight: Helena-West Helena

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, July 17, 2015

Helena in Phillips County was incorporated in 1833 and prospered as a river port, while West Helena began as a railroad town, incorporated in 1917. The two cities united their school systems in 1946 and merged into one city (preserving both names) on January 1, 2006.  Read More

Important Arkansan: Bob Wootton

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, July 09, 2015

Important Arkansan: Robert (Bob) Wootton, born March 4, 1942, in Red Branch (part of the town of Paris in Logan County). Wootton is a musician best known for having been Johnny Cash’s backing guitarist for 30 years. In addition to having played on most of Cash’s albums made after 1968, he has released music with other members of Cash’s band, the Tennessee Three. He has also worked as a driver for musical acts and as a stunt man.
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County Seat Spolight: Augusta

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, July 09, 2015

County Seat Spotlight: Augusta, located on the east bank of the White River, has been the county seat of two counties, first Jackson and then Woodruff, and is the oldest settlement in Woodruff County. The town’s placement at a natural river landing brought prosperity during the era of steamboats. Boats from Memphis hauling a wide variety of goods landed weekly at Augusta year round, and boats from New Orleans made regular stops. Augusta is still a part of the river trade.   Read More

Creativity Arkansas: Aj Smith

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Creativity Arkansas: Aj Smith   Read More

Historic Davidsonville

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, June 29, 2015

Davidsonville in Randolph County was founded in 1815 and is considered one of the most important frontier settlements in northeast Arkansas. Abandoned by the 1830s, Davidsonville was the site of several Arkansas “firsts.” 
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District of Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Call for Entries!

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Call for Entries! 2016 Small Works on Paper   Read More

Value of Natural Areas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Judge Parker

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, June 15, 2015

This is Isaac Charles Parker (1838–1896) who served as federal judge for the Federal Court of the Western District of Arkansas in Fort Smith.   Read More