Significant Dates in Fayetteville History - Fayetteville AR
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N 36° 03.745 W 094° 09.607
15S E 395521 N 3991494
Quick Description: This plaque, attached to the front of the historic Post Office building, describes some important milestones in Fayetteville history.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2012 5:57:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMEM0M
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
SIGNIFICANT DATES IN FAYETTEVILLE HISTORY INCLUDE; INCORPORATED TOWN IN 1836;

OLD WIRE ROAD FROM JEFFERSON CITY, MO. TO FT. SMITH CUT IN 1835; WASHINGTON

COUNTY FAIR FIRST HELD ON THE SQUARE IN 1856; FIRST TELEGRAPH INSTALLED AROUND

1860; BUTTERFIELD STAGE COACH LINES SERVED FROM 1836 UNTIL THE FIRST PASSENGER

TRAIN ARRIVED ON JULY 4, 1882, THEN THE COACHES WERE USED FOR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

UNTIL THE EARLY 1900'S; OIL LIGHTS ILLUMINATED THE SQUARE UNTIL 1888 WHEN

ELECTRICITY WAS INSTALLED; IN 1889 WATERWORKS AND SEWERS FIRST INSTALLED THROUGH

IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND OPERATION ASSUMED BY THE CITY IN 1906; FAYETTEVILLE

SELECTED THE SITE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS IN 1871; CITY LIBRARY FOUNDED IN

1916; METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH FOUNDED THE WESTERN METHODIST ASSEMBLY ON

MOUNT SEQUOIA IN 1920 WHEN FAYETTEVILLE GAVE THE CHURCH 400 ACRES OF LAND AND

$35,000 CASH; THE SQUARE WAS FIRST PAVED IN 1921; RADIO AT THE UNIVERSITY FIRST

BROADCAST AS KUOA IN 1922; AND VETERAN'S HOSPITAL ESTABLISHED IN 1934 WITH THE

DONATION "WATERMELON HILL" GIVEN TO THE USA BY FAYETTEVILLE FOR THAT PURPOSE.

DEDICATED TO THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE BY

DR. RONALD E. AND EDNA BUMPASS AND RON E. BUMPASS
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