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Advertising booklet used by railroad company to entice people to move to Arkansas in the 1890s. The booklet focuses on agriculture, the climate, schools, and land.
Newspaper article in the September 9, 1829 edition of the Arkansas Gazette discussing river travel between Little Rock and Memphis. The article states that the road conditions between the two cities are so bad that improved river travel would be a good way to promote Little Rock and increase its population.
Lithographic engraving from a book by Henry R. Schoolcraft called "Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw." The engraving depicts an encounter with a rattlesnake on the banks of the Ohio River.
Excerpt from Henry R. Schoolcraft's book, Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw
Henry R. Schoolcraft
Excerpt from Henry R. Schoolcraft's book, "Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw."
Excerpt from Thomas Nuttall's diary, "Travels into the Arkansas Territory."