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[19 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 5,652 views]
Happy 177th birthday, Arkansas

It’s hard to believe we let this one slip past our watchful eyes — Arkansas turned 177-years-old on June 15. It’s hard to believe — the old gal doesn’t look a day over 150.
Yes, Arkansas was admitted to the Union way on back in 1836. To commemorate the Natural State, it’s time for a few fun facts about our beloved Arkansas. Ready? Here we go.
* Politics have always been more than a bit divisive, combative and odd here in Arkansas and there’s good precedent for that — the Speaker of …

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[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 3,373 views]
Arkansas Author: Sherry Laymon

Name: Sherry Laymon, Ph.D.

Location: Little Rock

Occupation: Writer, Educator

Title of most recent book: Fearless: John L. McClellan, United States Senator

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[21 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,152 views]
Pryor Center to further preserve Arkansas history

The following is a press release from the University of Arkansas
Former Arkansas Sen. David Pryor’s dream to share Arkansas’ visual history is making new progress. Work is now under way to organize and catalog the 24,000 hours of video donated by Little Rock television station KATV to the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at the University of Arkansas. The collection is currently stored in a climate-controlled environment at the Arkansas State Library. The archive includes early videotape news coverage and film dating back to …