Creator

Date Original

1910

Description

This affidavit gives a brief history of the introduction of rice to Arkansas, specifically Lonoke County.

Biographical/Historical Note

William H. Fuller is known as the "Father of Arkansas Rice." While on a hunting trip to Louisiana in1896, he and Hewit Puryear noticed the fields of rice. They thought that the climate and land was similarto that of the Grand Prairie in Arkansas, so Fuller decided to plant rice. His first successful crop was in1904. Since its introduction to Arkansas, rice has provided a strong boost to the agricultural economy ofthe area.Fuller's affidavit was later published as "Early Rice Farming on Grand Prairie" in Arkansas HistoricalQuarterly, Volume 14, Number 1, (Spring 1955).

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Lonoke County (Ark.); Louisiana

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.008.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

W.H. Fuller affidavit, SMC.008.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W.H. Fuller affidavit, 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.

Disciplines

United States History

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