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  • Below is a list of cities in Arkansas

❍ Alexander
❍ Alma
❍ Almyra
❍ Alpena
❍ Altheimer
❍ Altus
❍ Amity
❍ Arkadelphia
❍ Arkansas City
❍ Ash Flat
❍ Ashdown
❍ Atkins
❍ Aubrey
❍ Augusta
❍ Austin
❍ Avoca
❍ Bald Knob
❍ Barling
❍ Batesville
❍ Bauxite
❍ Bay
❍ Bearden
❍ Beebe
❍ Bella Vista
❍ Belleville
❍ Benton
❍ Bentonville
❍ Bergman
❍ Berryville
❍ Bigelow
❍ Biggers
❍ Black Oak
❍ Black Rock
❍ Blevins
❍ Blytheville
❍ Bono
❍ Booneville
❍ Bradford
❍ Bradley
❍ Branch
❍ Brinkley
❍ Brookland
❍ Bryant
❍ Buckner
❍ Bull Shoals
❍ Cabot
❍ Caldwell
❍ Calico Rock
❍ Calion
❍ Camden
❍ Caraway
❍ Carlisle
❍ Carthage
❍ Casa
❍ Cash
❍ Cave City
❍ Cave Springs
❍ Cedarville
❍ Centerton
❍ Charleston
❍ Cherokee Village
❍ Cherry Valley
❍ Chidester
❍ Clarendon
❍ Clarksville
❍ Clinton
❍ Coal Hill
❍ College Station
❍ Colt
❍ Concord
❍ Conway
❍ Corning
❍ Cotter
❍ Cotton Plant
❍ Cove
❍ Crawfordsville
❍ Crossett
❍ Cushman
❍ Damascus
❍ Danville
❍ Dardanelle
❍ De Queen
❍ De Valls Bluff
❍ De Witt
❍ Decatur
❍ Delight
❍ Dell
❍ Dermott
❍ Des Arc
❍ Diamond City
❍ Diaz
❍ Dierks
❍ Donaldson
❍ Dover
❍ Dumas
❍ Dyer
❍ Dyess
❍ Earle
❍ Edmondson
❍ El Dorado
❍ Elaine
❍ Elkins
❍ Elm Springs
❍ Emerson
❍ Emmet
❍ England
❍ Etowah
❍ Eudora
❍ Eureka Springs
❍ Evening Shade
❍ Fairfield Bay
❍ Farmington
❍ Fayetteville
❍ Fisher
❍ Flippin
❍ Fordyce
❍ Foreman
❍ Forrest City
❍ Fort Smith
❍ Fouke
❍ Friendship
❍ Fulton
❍ Garfield
❍ Garner
❍ Gassville
❍ Gentry
❍ Gillett
❍ Gilmore
❍ Glenwood
❍ Goshen
❍ Gosnell
❍ Gould
❍ Grady
❍ Grannis
❍ Gravette
❍ Green Forest
❍ Greenbrier
❍ Greenland
❍ Greenway
❍ Greenwood
❍ Griffithville
❍ Grubbs
❍ Gurdon
❍ Guy
❍ Hackett
❍ Hamburg
❍ Hampton
❍ Hardy
❍ Harrell
❍ Harrisburg
❍ Harrison
❍ Hartford
❍ Hartman
❍ Hatfield
❍ Havana
❍ Haynes
❍ Hazen
❍ Heber Springs
❍ Hector
❍ Helena
❍ Hermitage
❍ Hickory Ridge
❍ Higginson
❍ Holly Grove
❍ Hope
❍ Horatio
❍ Horseshoe Bend
❍ Hot Springs Village
❍ Hoxie
❍ Hughes
❍ Humnoke
❍ Humphrey
❍ Huntington
❍ Huntsville
❍ Huttig
❍ Imboden
❍ Jacksonport
❍ Jacksonville
❍ Jasper
❍ Johnson
❍ Joiner
❍ Jonesboro
❍ Judsonia
❍ Junction City
❍ Keiser
❍ Kensett
❍ Keo
❍ Kingsland
❍ Knobel
❍ Knoxville
❍ Lafe
❍ Lake City
❍ Lake Village
❍ Lakeview
❍ Lamar
❍ Lavaca
❍ Leachville
❍ Lead Hill
❍ Leola
❍ Lepanto
❍ Leslie
❍ Letona
❍ Lewisville
❍ Lexa
❍ Lincoln
❍ Little Rock
❍ Lockesburg
❍ London
❍ Lonoke
❍ Lowell
❍ Luxora
❍ Lynn
❍ Madison
❍ Magazine
❍ Magnolia
❍ Malvern
❍ Mammoth Spring
❍ Manila
❍ Mansfield
❍ Marianna
❍ Marion
❍ Marked Tree
❍ Marmaduke
❍ Marshall
❍ Marvell
❍ Maumelle
❍ Mayflower
❍ Maynard
❍ Mc Crory
❍ Mc Neil
❍ Mc Rae
❍ Melbourne
❍ Mena
❍ Menifee
❍ Midland
❍ Mineral Springs
❍ Monette
❍ Monticello
❍ Montrose
❍ Moro
❍ Morrilton
❍ Mount Ida
❍ Mount Pleasant
❍ Mountain Home
❍ Mountain Pine
❍ Mountain View
❍ Mountainburg
❍ Mulberry
❍ Murfreesboro
❍ Nashville
❍ Newark
❍ Newport
❍ Norfork
❍ Norman
❍ Norphlet
❍ North Little Rock
❍ O Kean
❍ Oak Grove
❍ Oden
❍ Ogden
❍ Oil Trough
❍ Ola
❍ Osceola
❍ Oxford
❍ Ozark
❍ Palestine
❍ Pangburn
❍ Paragould
❍ Paris
❍ Parkdale
❍ Parkin
❍ Patterson
❍ Pea Ridge
❍ Perry
❍ Perryville
❍ Piggott
❍ Pine Bluff
❍ Pineville
❍ Plainview
❍ Pleasant Plains
❍ Plumerville
❍ Pocahontas
❍ Pollard
❍ Portia
❍ Portland
❍ Pottsville
❍ Poyen
❍ Prairie Grove
❍ Prattsville
❍ Prescott
❍ Pyatt
❍ Quitman
❍ Ravenden
❍ Rector
❍ Redfield
❍ Reyno
❍ Rison
❍ Rogers
❍ Rose Bud
❍ Rosston
❍ Russell
❍ Russellville
❍ Salem
❍ Scranton
❍ Searcy
❍ Sheridan
❍ Sherwood
❍ Shirley
❍ Sidney
❍ Siloam Springs
❍ Smackover
❍ Sparkman
❍ Springdale
❍ Stamps
❍ Star City
❍ Stephens
❍ Strawberry
❍ Strong
❍ Stuttgart
❍ Subiaco
❍ Sulphur Rock
❍ Sulphur Springs
❍ Summit
❍ Sweet Home
❍ Swifton
❍ Taylor
❍ Texarkana
❍ Thornton
❍ Tillar
❍ Tontitown
❍ Traskwood
❍ Trumann
❍ Tuckerman
❍ Turrell
❍ Tyronza
❍ Ulm
❍ Van Buren
❍ Vilonia
❍ Viola
❍ Wabbaseka
❍ Waldo
❍ Waldron
❍ Walnut Ridge
❍ Ward
❍ Warren
❍ Watson
❍ Weiner
❍ West Fork
❍ West Helena
❍ West Memphis
❍ Western Grove
❍ White Hall
❍ Wickes
❍ Widener
❍ Wilmar
❍ Wilmot
❍ Wilson
❍ Wilton
❍ Winslow
❍ Woodson
❍ Wooster
❍ Wrightsville
❍ Wynne
❍ Yellville

Historical Arkansas

The Natural State's written history began when Hernando DeSoto crossed the Mississippi River on June 18, 1541. You can follow our heritage at various landmarks and museums around the state.

Pre-Historic Cultures -- Toltec Mounds, Hampson Museum and Parkin Archeological State Parks, plus university museums.

First Europeans -- Arkansas Post National Memorial commemorates the first European settlement in Arkansas.

Pioneers -- The Arkansas Territorial Restoration in Little Rock preserves the city's oldest structures. The Louisiana Purchase State Park marks the starting point of 1815 surveys for the Louisiana Purchase. The Ozark Folk Center State Park at Mountain View preserves northern Arkansas folkways. Stuttgart Agricultural Museum tells the story of German settlement. Contributions of African-Americans are depicted in exhibits at the Delta Cultural Center at Helena, Shiloh Museum in Springdale, Fargo School Museum near Brinkley and at university museums.

Civil War -- Pea Ridge National Military Park and Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park commemorate the two largest Civil War battles in Arkansas. Parks at Poison Spring, Marks' Mills, Jenkins' Ferry, Old Washington, Jacksonport and Arkansas Post also have Civil War connections.

African-american History

The South is known for its mild climate, friendly faces and authentic down-home soul food. And the flavor of the South doesn’t get any better or any more beautiful than right here in Arkansas -- well-known as The Natural State due to its vast expanses of scenic beauty and unspoiled landscapes.

But what amazes many people is the variety of other attractions it offers. People are pleasantly surprised to learn that Arkansas is a land of particular interest to African-Americans.

The state is rich in history that’s preserved through numerous museums, from the Delta Cultural Center in Helena to the Central High Visitors Center in Little Rock. Our "History" section lists many places in Arkansas that are must-sees on your next trip. And the "Arkansas People" section will let you know just how great an impact Arkansans have had on African-American culture.

Of course, special events can be found throughout the year that present opportunities to gather and celebrate together. That’s why we’ve included an "Events" section to help you find them. The "Attractions" portion is a brief listing of what you can do in Arkansas. No matter what your interest, you’ll find it here, from museums to theatre to weekend getaway ideas.

And when you’re ready to explore Arkansas’s outdoors, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy. The state offers boating, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, golf and tennis. There are also places where you can just hang out and do nothing -- and enjoy every minute of it! If your idea of enjoying the outdoors is walking from store to store, check out our "Shopping" section. Then, see our "Evening" chapter for plenty of things to do after the sun goes down.

History In Arkansas’s State Parks & Federal Sites

It was the most tragic time in Arkansas history. Brother turned against brother, cousin against cousin, and neighbor against neighbor. Native sons participated in every major battle foughtCivil War reenactment during the Civil War. Some 60,000 Arkansas men wore the Confederate gray and 15,000 chose the Union blue. Their families back home also struggled against acts of war, outlaws, poverty and starvation.

Arkansas was a reluctant participant in the Civil War. The first vote to secede from the Union failed on March 14, 1861, and it was almost a month after the bombardment of Fort Sumter when a second vote moved the state into the Confederacy. Arkansas was among the last three of 11 states to secede.

The state's first volunteers, organized to protect the homefront, were transferred to the battlegrounds in the East and hundreds did not return. Never-ending recruiting programs fed the war machines and made vain attempts to defend Arkansas.

Because of its "gateway to the Southwest" location and Mississippi River commerce, Arkansas became an important and early target for both North and South. Over 750 military engagements were recorded on Arkansas soil. Most were small skirmishes, but several battle sites have been preserved as memorials to the nation's most disastrous period.

Pea Ridge National Military Park protects 4,300 acres in and around the battle site, 10 miles northeast of Rogers along U.S. 62. A visitors center, museum, audio-visual theater, and self-guided battlefield tours are available to the public.

After the defeat at Pea Ridge, surviving Confederate forces were ordered east of the Mississippi where major offensives were being staged. This left Arkansas unprotected, and prompted Gov. Henry Rector to threaten an Arkansas withdrawal from the Confederacy.

Civil War Child - ReenactmentLocal efforts to preserve Prairie Grove date to 1908. Some 304 acres of the three-square-mile battlefield comprise the present state park, which opened in 1971. Another 71 acres will be added to the park in the near future. Facilities include a visitors center, museum, driving and walking tours, picnic areas, pioneer village, restored Civil War-era buildings, and "living history" programs.

Today, Arkansas Post National Memorial, located 11 miles south of Gillett, off U.S. 165, offers a visitors center, exhibits of the Post's rich past, theater, walking trails, and historic markers. Due to the ever-changing river, the remnants of Fort Hindman are now underwater.

With little opposition, federal troops occupied Little Rock on Sept. 10, 1863. The state's Confederate government fled to Washington in Hempstead County where it remained until the close of the war. By the end of the year, Union forces controlled almost all areas of the state, except the southwest region.

The Path To The Presidency

On August 19, 1946, the future 42nd President of the United States was born in a very special city with a very special, and fitting name: a place called Hope. There young Bill resided until 1953. That summer, when he was seven, the family moved to Hot Springs where he attended the second through 12th grades. In 1964, Bill Clinton left Arkansas to attend college but would soonPresident Bill Clinton return to his home state. In 1974, upon receiving his law degree at Yale Law School, Bill Clinton moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he served as a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. One year later, he married Hillary Rodham, a fellow law student he met at Yale. In 1976, the Clintons moved to Little Rock where he officially began his political career.

Over the years, Bill Clinton has been a special part of Hope, Hot Springs, Fayetteville, Little Rock and all of Arkansas. Serving as Arkansas's governor for 12 years, Bill Clinton will forever be an important part of our history.

Following is information on the Presidential Cities -- those cities which, as former residences of President Clinton, will always hold memories of our native son.

Ozark Folkways Have Endured Almost Two Centuries of Change

The folk culture of the Ozarks is alive and flourishing, according Dr. W.K. McNeil, folklorist at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Traditional folkways are also constantly evolving, just as they have for almost 200 years in the scenic hills of north-central and northwest Arkansas.

In his latest book Ozark Country, Dr. McNeil notes that the death of folklore has been predicted for centuries, but that regional customs live on, seemingly forever. "It is true that some folkways pass out of existence, but others arise to take their place," McNeil adds.

Ozark folklore is as diverse as the people who brought it to Arkansas. First, the Europeans came to explore, establish trade routes, and settle along major rivers. Easterners soon followed in small groups of multiple families, primarily from Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and the Carolinas. They often had to blaze their own roads through thick forests, ford wild streams and endure many hardships. They traveled by ox wagons, mule carts, riverboats and horseback. Many walked to Arkansas.

Most Ozark settlers were tillers of the soil, forced to move west in an never-ending search for cheap farmland. Those arriving before surveys were conducted selected a favorable section of land and occupied it without title. These so-called squatters held "preemption rights" or first chance to purchase the land when and if the federal government offered it for sale.

Since most of the pioneers were from the Eastern highlands, they preferred the hill country here. The rich deltalands, bypassed along their way to the Ozarks, were covered with vast forests and subject to constant flooding. In addition, the lowlands were thought to harbor dreaded diseases that even their "yarbs" and potions could not subdue.

Traditions and superstitions, brought to America essentially by European ancestors, were passed down in each family with changes occurring in every generation. Different customs continue to be introduced even today as new "settlers" relocate here and throughout the nation. Vance Randolph, Otto Ernest Rayburn, John Quincy Wolf and others devoted much of their lives in concerted efforts to record and preserve past cultural phases of the Ozarks.

Feeding upon an insatiable curiosity about the "untamed west," wildly exaggerated and fictional stories about bears, alligators, wolf packs, and outlaws continued to be published in New England, Europe and as far away as India. Even scientific explorers, who predated the tall-tale novelists, penned comments that branded the Ozark culture as less than civilized.

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, a youthful glassworks geologist who visited the upper White River country in 1818-19, was among the first to paint an unbalanced picture of the Ozarks, according to Dr. George E. Lankford of Lyon College in Batesville.

Dr. Lankford, who has written extensively about the pioneer and Indian cultures of Arkansas, believes Schoolcraft's harsh assessment of hunters living in crude cabins along the river was too selective. In an article for the University of Kansas anthropology series, Lankford notes that Schoolcraft, who would later be honored for his writings about civilization, was inexperienced and on his first wilderness outing.

Shortly after Schoolcraft started his three-month journey from Potosi, MO, he became disoriented and lost most of his supplies while fording a stream. Had he not stumbled upon a hunter along an upper tributary of the North Fork River, he might have died in the wilderness. Harsh living conditions were foreign to the 26-year-old New Yorker and this may have contributed to his critical appraisal of those who welcomed him to their humble abodes.

Disappointed by the failures of his trip, Schoolcraft seemingly struck back at the very people who helped him along his route. He deplored their earthy foods, living conditions, and lack of religion; then commented that some residents were busily crafting better homes to replace their temporary cabins and noted that he canoed past a home where church services were being conducted. He did not bother to stop.

As Schoolcraft entered the rich bottomlands, upstream from Batesville, he failed to mention the successful farming operations and busy commerce along the river, or the fact that the area was growing with new settlers and entrepreneurs almost daily.

Wars, from the 1776 Revolution to the most recent, have impacted the Ozarks and perhaps influenced its culture more than any other events. Veterans of America's earliest battles became the backbone of many permanent settlements. The tragic Civil War split Ozark communities and families so severely that healing required many decades. And, World War I sent mountain men to war in Europe for the first time. Those who returned helped lead a more progressive state.

"World War II probably had the greatest impact of all the conflicts," according to Dr. McNeil. "The war brought change to the Ozarks in the form of lakes, power dams, and other building projects. This introduced new people and modern ways that truly changed the face of theOrder your free Vacation Kit and Brochures! countryside."

From earliest times, the Ozark pioneers' ability to craft most of their household and farming needs, and produce their own forms of entertainment added to the colorful folkways handed down from one generation to another.

The Ozark Folk Center is for those wanting to experience something from all the different Ozark cultural phases. It is the only facility totally dedicated to preserving and perpetuating traditional Ozark mountain lore in its various forms.

More than 20 cabin crafts are demonstrated in the Center's mountaintop forum. These include blacksmithing, pottery making, furniture crafting, needlework, broom making, basketry, coppering, herb gardening, photography, weaving, printing and others. Musical shows are produced in the park's 1,074-seat auditorium and include traditional folk instruments such as the dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, autoharp, pickin' bow, psaltry, and others. All music performed at the Folk Center predates 1941.