The story behind the name "Arkansas" ~ According to the Arkansas Secretary of State's website, the Quapaws were known as the "downstream people" by some tribes, and the Algonkian-speaking Indians of the Ohio Valley called them the Arkansas, or "south wind." Their pronunciation of the name was "Oo-ka-na-sa," according to Arkansas Tech University. There were many different spellings & pronunciations mixing French, Quapaw, Algonkian, and ultimately English. In 1881, the Legislature passed a…
ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL....Little Rock, AR....completed in 1915....Neoclassical design....nearly 287,000 square feet....features Arkansas limestone, Batesville marble, 10-feet tall four inches thick bronze front doors crafted by Tiffany’s of New York, and ornate chandeliers by the Mitchell-Vance....the 1911 legislature met in the unfinished structure
Zelma Watson George (December 8, 1903 - July 3, 1994) is a well known African American philanthropist who is famous for being an alternate in the United Nations General Assembly and, as a headliner in Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera The Medium, the first African-American to play a role that was typically played by a Caucasian actress.
THE OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM....Little Rock, Arkansas....recognized architecturally as one of the most beautiful antebellum structures in the South....construction began in 1833....completed 10 years later....in 1836 the incomplete building was used as the meeting place of the first state legislature and for the inauguration of Arkansas' first governor....the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi River....the state's capitol until 1911