William H. Fuller Historical

William H. Fuller Historical (HM1TLC)

Location: Carlisle, AR 72024 Lonoke County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 47.19', W 91° 44.76'

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Father of the Arkansas Rice Industry

In 1897 on the NW 1/4 Sect. 8 1N 7W Fuller planted the first rice on the Grand Prairie. The venture failed. Having learned about rice production in Louisiana, he returned for more information. In 1903 he returned to Lonoke County. The citizens of Carlisle and Hazen agreed to pay Fuller $1000.00 for a successful rice crop. In 1904 he harvested 5,225 bushels from 70 acres. The rice industry was born. Fuller died in 1909 and is buried beside his wife in the Carlisle Cemetery.
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HM NumberHM1TLC
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Placed ByLonoke County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 614729 N 3850083
Decimal Degrees34.78650000, -91.74600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.19', W 91° 44.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 11.4" N, 91° 44' 45.6" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 E 5th St, Carlisle AR 72024, US
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