Arkansas post was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi Valley and present-day Arkansas when Henri de Tonti established it in 1686. The Post was knows as “Poste de Arkansea” at the Quapaw village of Osotouy, on the Arkansas river. It became part of the United States following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. It became a thriving river port and the largest city in the region, selected as the first capital of the Arkansas Territory. However that status only remained until 1821 wh…
Birds and Animals, album created on November 2, 2017
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October 14, 2015This is our first national park established east of the Mississippi. And the last National Park visited by Marvin and Rosie . How fitting this should be so. It has been said that “All the beauty of Maine comes together in Acadia”. What is for certain is the fact that once seen, Acadia is never forgotten! It becomes part of our very fabric of life. The magnificent sights, sounds of the sea surging against the rocky coast, live on – our memories become wired, indefinitely. The…
July 11, 2015Rosie and I gathered these findings today (July 10, 2015) and got to park in the new garage – as modern as any in America, first day open. We were told of the flags. There are 50 flag poles on each side of the walk. All or most flags have been given to the VA for this use. No one seems to know why that number of flag poles, or their arrangement. However, we did learn that they are flown “On holidays, and special occasions as the VA sees fit,” thus they were flying for the ribbon cutting yesterd…