Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

A free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of Arkansas; updated regularly to ensure that the content is accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps, so check back frequently to see what's new.

Franklin begins publishing “Poor Richard’s Almanack”

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Swimming at Simpson Playground, 1975

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First wagon train sets out for the Pacific Northwest on the Oregon Trail

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Arthur Miller appears before the House Un-American Activities Committee

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World War II ends in Europe

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National Guard troops fire on Kent State student protesters

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