Brief History of Arkansas
1803, the Louisiana Purchase was acquired by the
and, in 1819, Arkansas was organized as a territory. Its northern,
eastern and southern borders were the same as they are now, but to
the west, some of what is now Oklahoma was included. Two
years later, in 1821, the territorial capital was moved from
Arkansas Post to Little Rock.
By 1836, the Arkansas Territory had the 60,000 residents required
to become a state, and after writing an acceptable constitution,
was declared the 25th state in the United States.
At the approach of the Civil War it was one
of several states that seceded from the
Union in May of 1861.
the war ended, Arkansas was readmitted in
1868. Like most southern states, the
reconstruction period for Arkansas was
turbulent. The depression of the 1930s hurt
the state's cotton economy and many farmers
The second world war brought further
population loss as men went to work in war
factories in other parts of the country but
the war promoted new industries within the
state and especially aluminum related
The Capitol of
Arkansas is Little Rock. The Arkansas
economy today is dominated by agriculture.
Cotton, soybeans, corn and rice are a few of
the successful crops grown in the region.
The State Bird of Arkansas is the
Mockingbird and the State Flower is the
Announcing our latest project
"Arkansas State World War II
begun by our SC and then finished by
overwhelming assistance from our CC
volunteers, thank you all!