Little Rock, AR

City of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

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Little Rock, Arkansas, Information

In 1686, Frenchmen established the first European settlementon the lower Mississippi. Near the Arkansas River, it was known as ArkansasPost. The area became American soil in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase.

Lone cabins, then towns began appearing at scattered points alongthe rivers and Native American trails that were the main wilderness travelroutes.

Among early settlements were Batesville and Washington, whichlater became a gathering place for those seeking to free Texas from Mexico.

In 1819, Arkansas became a territory with Arkansas Post as itscapital. Two years later, the capital was moved to a central location, thefledgling settlement of Little Rock.

Things to see in Little Rock Arkansas

Little Rock Central High School Museum and Visitor Center
Little Rock Central High School Museum andVisitor Center

Little Rock High School, now Central High School NationalHistoric Site, is a national symbol of the often intense struggle over schooldesegregation.

Located across the street is the Central High Museum & VisitorCentre.

Arkansas State Capitol

A striking Neoclassical building in downtown Little Rock, theCapitol was completed in 1915 and modelled after the United States Capitol.

The six solid brass doors, purchased from Tiffany’s of New Yorkat a cost of $10,000, are now estimated to be worth more than $250,000. Builtbetween 1899-1911.

This mountaintop respite is the flagship of the state parkssystem. The park encompasses 2,658 acres of rare natural beauty -- an abundanceof unmarred woods, ravines, streams, springs, spectacular views and interestingecological formations preserved almost as French explorers found them 300 yearsago.Spectacular waterfall on a beautiful mountaintop with cabins, a lodge, swimmingpools and hiking trails.

United States Holidays
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05/25/2020Memorial Day
07/03/2020Independence Day (Observed)
07/04/2020Independence Day
09/07/2020Labor Day
10/12/2020Columbus Day
11/11/2020Veterans Day
11/26/2020Thanksgiving
12/25/2020Christmas Day
01/01/2021New Year's Day
01/18/2021Martin Luther King Jr. Day
02/15/2021Washington's Birthday
05/31/2021Memorial Day
07/04/2021Independence Day
07/05/2021Independence Day (Observed)

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