Clark County, First Manufactory in Arkansas
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N 34° 07.107 W 093° 03.065
15S E 495289 N 3775290
Quick Description: The historic marker sits on the east side of the Clark Co. AR courthouse at 4th and Crittenden in downtown Arkadelphia AR.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 8:19:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMGFR4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
The historic marker about the first manufactory in Arkansas explains how this important resource was used by people here for the last several centuries at least. Salt-seekers would fill a big salt pan with salty creek water, then boil the water away leaving the salt in the pan. The marker is next to an old salt pan on the east side of the Clark Co. courthouse lawn at Arkadelphia.
Link to Marker: [Web Link]

History of Marker:
No. 026 CLARK COUNTY FIRST MANUFACTORY IN ARKANSAS Indians in primeval times, DeSoto in 1541, and pioneers in the 1800s and Confederates during the Civil War obtained salt from the creek and old well here. John Hemphill in 1812 [large blank space] opened one of the first manufactories in Arkansas, a salt refinery. Arkansas Centennial Commission 1936 Arkansas History Commission 1936

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