The "Little Rock" - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 44.943 W 092° 15.966
15S E 567174 N 3845459
Quick Description: Marker giving brief history of the "Little Rock", a rock outcropping on the south bank of the Arkansas River.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/19/2010 8:43:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM92WP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member *TnT*
Views: 9

Long Description:

Text of marker:

The "Little Rock"
1722

A section of the "Little Rock" located at the foot of Rock Street, forming the south pier of the railroad bridge over the Arkansas River, being the first rock seen by the French explorer, Bernard de La Harpe, on his voyage from the mouth of the Mississippi River up the Arkansas in 1722.

For 100 years prior to the fonding of the town this rock marked the crossing of the north and south trail of early settlers, the river being fordable at this point and was known as the "Little Rock."  In 1821 Little Rock was made the capital of Arkansas Territory, later when the territory became the state and admitted to the union in 1836 the capital.

The "little Rock" is the N.W. corner of the Quapaw line surveyed after the signing of the Treaty of Cesseion between the Quapaw tribe and the United States June 24, 1818.  Erected with the aid of officials of the City of Little Rock by the Civitan Club, June 3rd 1932.

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