Creator

Date Original

1906 March 1

Description

This is a election ballot from Arkansas in 1872.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1872, Arkansas held a gubernatorial election between Joseph Brooks and Elisha Baxter. The election's results - the declaration of Baxter as Governor - would be hotly contested for the next two years and would eventually lead to the Brooks-Baxter War. This conflict would largely be fought on the streets of Little Rock between Baxter's supporters and Brooks' supporters in April and May 1874. The conflict ended when President Ulysses S. Grant stepped in and stopped the fighting, declaring Baxter to indeed be Governor.

Physical Description

Ballot, 4.75" x 8.25"

Subjects

Ballots; Voting; Politics and government

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0125.0018

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Ballot, Arkansas state and national election, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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