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History of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

General Douglas MacArthur, soldier and statesman, was born in Little Rock in 1880.

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  • 1722 - First Explored
    One of the first European explorers in the region, Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe, observed geological changes at the water's edge in 1722. On April...Read MORE...


  • 1820 - Little Rock, Arkansas founded
    "The Rock" was included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but the first settlement near the landmark was not made until the spring of 1812 when a tra...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Little Rock
    Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, and seat of justice of Pulaski county, on the right or southern bank of Arkansas river, about 300 miles from its mou...Read MORE...


  • 1863 - August 1 - Battle of Little Rock, Arkansas; start of Chattanooga campaign

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  • 1868 - January 7 - Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock

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  • 1880 - General Douglas MacArthur, soldier and statesman, was born in Little Rock.

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  • 1885 - Little Rock newspaper offered a free plow with each prepaid subscription of $12.

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  • News 1890 - AN INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE. THE INMATES ALL SAVED BY PROMPT ACTION BY THE KEEPERS.
    Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 16. - At 3 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the boiler room of the insane asylum near this place and spread rapidly, com...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Little Rock
    Little Rock, a city, the capital of Arkansas and of Pulaski co, is situated on the right or southern bank of the Arkansas River, about 280 miles from ...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Little Rock - The City of Roses by George B. Rose
    There are spots marked out by nature for the sites of cities, where they must spring up as soon as civilization is established and remain as long as i...Read MORE...


  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Panoramic View of Arkansas River
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  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Kress' Store Beautiful, Little Rock, Ark.

    "S. H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a chain of "five and dime" retail department stores in the United States, established by Samuel Henry Kress, which operated from 1896 to 1981. In the first half... Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Little Rock, a city, the capital of Arkansas and of Pulaski co., is situated on the right or southern bank of the Arkansas River, here crossed by seve...Read MORE...


  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Hotel Marion, Little Rock, Ark.
    500 Rooms, Absolutely Fireproof.

    "The Marion Hotel (also known as the Hotel Marion) in downtown Little Rock (Pulaski County) was one of the most famous businesses in Arkansas for much of the twentieth century.... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • News 1929 - SIX LOSE THEIR LIVES IN BLAZE. SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED WHEN FIRE DESTROYS ROOMING HOUSE AT LITTLE ROCK.
    Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 19 - (AP) - Six persons were burned to death and several others injured or burned in a fire in a rooming house here today.

    ...Read MORE...


  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Looking Down Main Street, Little Rock, Ark.
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  • News 1944 - NINE SOLDIERS DIE IN WAR MANEUVERS. DROWNED IN A LARGE LAKE NEAR LITTLE ROCK, ARK., LAST NIGHT.
    Little Rock, Ark., March 17 - (AP) - Nine soldiers drowned and two others are missing in a large lake five miles north of here after an accident in am...Read MORE...


  • 1958 - Little Rock high schools closed for academic year due to political and social controversy over desegregation

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Kress' Store Beautiful, Little Rock, Ark.

"S. H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a chain of "five and dime" retail department stores in the United States, established by Samuel Henry Kress, which operated from 1896 to 1981. In the first half... Read MORE...

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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
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Panoramic View of Arkansas River
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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
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Hotel Marion, Little Rock, Ark.
500 Rooms, Absolutely Fireproof.

"The Marion Hotel (also known as the Hotel Marion) in downtown Little Rock (Pulaski County) was one of the most famous businesses in Arkansas for much of the twentieth century.... Read MORE...

Postcard

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Looking Down Main Street, Little Rock, Ark.
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  • 1722 - First Explored
    One of the first European explorers in the region, Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe, observed geological changes at the water's edge in 1722. On... Read MORE...

  • 1820 - Little Rock, Arkansas founded
    "The Rock" was included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but the first settlement near the landmark was not made until the spring of 1812 when a... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Little Rock
    Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, and seat of justice of Pulaski county, on the right or southern bank of Arkansas river, about 300 miles from its... Read MORE...

  • 1863 - August 1 - Battle of Little Rock, Arkansas; start of Chattanooga campaign

    historyorb.com
  • 1868 - January 7 - Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock

    historyorb.com
  • 1880 - General Douglas MacArthur, soldier and statesman, was born in Little Rock.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ arkansas.html
  • 1885 - Little Rock newspaper offered a free plow with each prepaid subscription of $12.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ arkansas.html
  • News  1890 - AN INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE. THE INMATES ALL SAVED BY PROMPT ACTION BY THE KEEPERS.
    Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 16. - At 3 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the boiler room of the insane asylum near this place and spread rapidly,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Little Rock
    Little Rock, a city, the capital of Arkansas and of Pulaski co, is situated on the right or southern bank of the Arkansas River, about 280 miles from ... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Little Rock - The City of Roses by George B. Rose
    There are spots marked out by nature for the sites of cities, where they must spring up as soon as civilization is established and remain as long as... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Little Rock, a city, the capital of Arkansas and of Pulaski co., is situated on the right or southern bank of the Arkansas River, here crossed by... Read MORE...

  • News  1929 - SIX LOSE THEIR LIVES IN BLAZE. SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED WHEN FIRE DESTROYS ROOMING HOUSE AT LITTLE ROCK.
    Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 19 - (AP) - Six persons were burned to death and several others injured or burned in a fire in a rooming house here... Read MORE...

  • News  1944 - NINE SOLDIERS DIE IN WAR MANEUVERS. DROWNED IN A LARGE LAKE NEAR LITTLE ROCK, ARK., LAST NIGHT.
    Little Rock, Ark., March 17 - (AP) - Nine soldiers drowned and two others are missing in a large lake five miles north of here after an accident in... Read MORE...

  • 1958 - Little Rock high schools closed for academic year due to political and social controversy over desegregation

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