Arkansas County

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First established by the French in 1686, Arkansas Post was the first permanent European settlement in the Mississippi River Valley. It played a key role in the long struggle between France, Spain, and England for control of the lucrative fur trade. The only battle of the American Revolution fought west of the Mississippi took place in Arkansas County. Located in the heart of the Grand Prairie, Stuttgart, one of two Arkansas County seats, is known as the "duck and rice capital of the world." Bayou Meto and several lakes draw waterfowl to the area each fall, and ducks flocking to Stuttgart attract hunters from across the nation. Each November, the community hosts the World Championship Duck Calling Contest.
ISBN: 9780738553405
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arkansas
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Brothers Steven and Ray Hanley are the authors of more books on Arkansas history than any living Arkansas writers, including eight Arcadia titles. They are the producers of “Arkansas Postcard Past,” a daily feature since 1986, appearing first in the Arkansas Gazette and, since 1991, in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. During the past 21 years, they have put into publication more than 6,000 historic Arkansas photographs and the stories behind the pictures.
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