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Did You Know? Norman Library

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 26, 2015

Did You Know? One of America’s smallest operating libraries is located in Norman, about 45 miles west of Hot Springs. Until it was recently dethroned, the Norman Library held the Guinness Book of  ... Read More

Mount Holly Cemetery

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cemeteries of Arkansas: Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock is often called “the Westminster Abbey of Arkansas,” a name that seems justified by the great number of individuals of significance in t ... Read More

Clayton House

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Historic (Haunted) Places! The Clayton House at 514 North 6th Street in Fort Smith was built in 1852 by a Mr. Sutton who abandoned the home during the Civil War for the greener pastures of Texas.  ... Read More

Mt. Hebron Cemetery

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Cemeteries of Arkansas: Mt. Hebron Cemetery is located in the small community of Colville, approximately three and half miles west of Lowell in Benton County. In addition to 252 historic marked bu ... Read More

Historic Places: A.C. Jeffery Farmstead

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Historic Places: The A. C. Jeffery Farmstead was constructed in 1848 by Augustus Curran Jeffery, the son of Jehoiada Jeffery, an early pioneer settler in Izard County and founder of the town of Mt ... Read More

Only in Arkansas: Fourche Mountain salamander

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, September 03, 2015

Only in Arkansas: The Fourche Mountain salamander (Plethodon fourchensis) lives only in Arkansas. Thirty different species of salamanders are found in the state, occupying a wide variety of terres ... Read More

A Cast of Blues

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, September 03, 2015

Blues music was born in Mississippi, came of age in Chicago, and went on to inspire generations of rock and rollers, ranging from the British invasion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to cont ... Read More

Did You Know?

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Did You Know? The last C-130A to leave Vietnam is on display at the Little Rock Air Force Base? The C-130A Hercules, tail # 56-0518, was the 126th built by Lockheed Aircraft corp. of Marietta, Geo ... Read More

Arkansas Endemic: cyanobacterium

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ONLY in Arkansas: It’s not a plant. It’s not an animal! This endemic is an organism, a species of cyanobacterium called “Phormidium treleasei.” In the 1970s, scientists determined that cyan ... Read More

County Seat Spotlight: Wynne

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 13, 2015

County Seat Spotlight: Wynne, with the west slope of Crowley’s Ridge to the east and the L’Anguille River on the west, started off as a small railroad town and grew to become the county seat of Cr ... Read More