A Brief History of Fayetteville Arkansas

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Originally a small town called Washington Courthouse, Fayetteville bloomed into one of Arkansas's largest cities. The town prospered during its first two decades, until it suffered decimation during the Civil War as troops moved throughout the region. In 1871, Fayetteville successfully bid to be home to the University of Arkansas, the state's first public university. Today, the city represents a cultural convergence, with remnants of historic trails such as the Military Road between St. Louis and Fort Smith and the Trail of Tears. Author and historian Charlie Alison details pivotal events that shaped the city.
ISBN: 9781467119870
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arkansas
Series: Brief History
Images: 61
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Charlie Alison has lived in Fayetteville since 1965, working as a journalist for the last thirty-five years. He is executive editor for the Office of University Relations at the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the Washington County Historical Society's board of directors and editor of the society's quarterly historical journal, Flashback. He is coauthor with Ellen Compton of Images of America: Fayetteville, published by Arcadia Publishing.
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