Civil War

Civil War

 Happy Wednesday to you all! For most of us, this weekend signifies not only the official start of summer, but a three-day holiday weekend! If you’re still making plans for the Memorial Day weekend, check out some of these events taking place throughout the Arkansas Delta! Augusta hosts the 15th annual Augusta Days on May 24-27. The …
  The Grant County Museum in Sheridan will be the set for the Battle of Jenkins Ferry Day on April 28 from 10-2. The battle was fought in 1864 in Grant County during the American Civil War. Museum director DJ Wallace sent a news release outlining the day. Included is news that the Southern Brigade …
    Over the next two weeks, the “Tour America’s Treasures” blogs cover six “Save America’s Treasures” sites in Arkansas. First on the list is Lakeport Plantation, located just outside Lake Village. Lakeport is the last remaining antebellum house on the Mississippi River in Arkansas that hasn’t been extensively altered. Thanks to Arkansas State University, this treasure has …
 On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis. It became America’s greatest maritime disaster, killing nearly 1,800 of the nearly 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on their way home following the end of the Civil War. The photo on the …
  Did you know that the Crater of Diamonds became a state park 40 years ago? And in that same year the Buffalo became a national river? Or that the late Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller would have been 100 years old in 2012? These are just a few of the notable anniversaries taking place in 2012. In …
Zoie Clift travelarkansas@gmail.com   Vivid reenactments of the Civil War will be presented during Historic Washington State Park’s Civil War Weekend this weekend (November 5-6) in Washington, Arkansas. Washington, Arkansas was a hotbed of Southern sympathizers and a major center of commerce in southwest Arkansas during the Civil War. Notable generals and lawmakers came from …
  Patricia Thomas over at Historic Washington State Park in Washington just sent word that the dates for this year’s Civil War Weekend have been set! Below are a few details on the weekend: Vivid reenactments of the Civil War will be presented during Historic Washington State Park’s Civil War Weekend, November 5-6.    During …
Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com   If somehow you’ve missed all the displays in the stores and those starting to pop-up in people’s yards, it’s time for All Hallows Eve. It’s when unexplained phenomena takes place, weird things start to happen, and long-lost souls come to visit. It’s time for Haunted Tours of Little Rock. They are offered …
Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com   One of the most popular events in October is the annual Tales of the Crypt presented by the Parkview Arts Science Magnet High School. It takes place this year Oct. 11 at historic Mount Holly Cemetery in downtown Little Rock. Students portray famous Arkansans interred in Mount Holly during candlelight tours from …