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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. After which, the house served as a Union Army hospital. William Henry Harrison Clayton purcha... 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 burials and 97 non-historic marked burials, there are also 92 historic marked and unmarked buri... 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. Olive. The Jeffery family first arrived in the area September 10, 1816, when Jehoiada Jeffery, ... 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 terrestrial and aquatic habitats. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the enormous Ozark hellbe... 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 contemporary groups, such as The Black Keys. As one of America’s contributions to the world of mu... 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, Georgia. It was accepted into the Air Force inventory on August 23, 1957, assigned to the 3... 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 cyanobacteria (formerly known as blue-green algae) have physical features that make them m... 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 Cross County. The town dates its history to the 1880s when the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Sou... Read More

Lamartine

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 13, 2015

What’s in a Name? Lamartine was a small community founded in present-day northwest Columbia County sometime before 1840. Some sources credit it as being the county’s oldest community. Pronounced LAM-er-teen, a source at the Columbia County library says sometimes locals add a ‘b’ to the pronun... Read More

Churches of Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 06, 2015

Churches of Arkansas: The Holy Temple Church of God in Christ is situated at 529 North Main Street in Monticello, Drew County part of the Monticello North Main Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 2, 1979, which includes 20 structures reflecting... Read More