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The story behind the name "Arkansas" ~ According to the Arkansas Secretary of State's website, the Quapaws were known as the "downstream people" by some tribes, and the Algonkian-speaking Indians of the Ohio Valley called them the Arkansas, or "south wind." Their pronunciation of the name was "Oo-ka-na-sa," according to Arkansas Tech University. There were many different spellings & pronunciations mixing French, Quapaw, Algonkian, and ultimately English. In 1881, the Legislature passed a…

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Arkansas State Capitol Christmas lights, Little Rock ::: ASU-BEEBE ::: Affordable Education Close to Home! ::: www.ASUB.edu ::: @ASUBeebe ::: #ASUBeebe

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Are You REALLY Southern?

In Chapter 10, page 119, Atticus tells Jem "you can shoot all the bluejays you want if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."

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James Sanders Hudson, son of Jesse Hudson and Matilda Everett Hudson, was born 12-15-1842 on George's Creek west of Yellville, AR (Marion County). He served as a Confederate soldier in the Civil War under General Sterling Price. He was granted a pension by a Special Act of the Arkansas Legislature for service in the Confederate Army. About 1865, he married Eliza Elizabeth Thomason, daughter of pioneer Henry Thomason.https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hudson-5186

Arkansas Legislature Copies Indiana, Passes Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas passed a religious freedom bill on Tuesday that is similar to an Indiana law that has faced national backlash for legalizing discr...

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Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing LGBT Discrimination

MAJOR FAIL...WHAT HAPPENED TO "NO" DISCRIMINATION? Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing LGBT Discrimination

The Arkansas House of Representatives voted 86 to 1 in favor of HB 1241 that orders the State Board of Education to withdraw from PARCC by June 30, 2015.

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Zelma Watson George (December 8, 1903 - July 3, 1994) is a well known African American philanthropist who is famous for being an alternate in the United Nations General Assembly and, as a headliner in Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera The Medium, the first African-American to play a role that was typically played by a Caucasian actress.

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