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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29KY_csi-van-buren_Van-Buren-AR.html
Using advanced technology to understand the past. Like the methods of Crime Scene Investigators, science provides a variety of ways to look beneath the surface of the Drennen House grounds for evidence of the past. Techniques like gradiometry, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29J9_web-of-enterprise_Van-Buren-AR.html
John Drennen made profitable choices during his diverse professional life as merchant, bank trustee, plantation owner, and Indian agent. He linked his future to the fledgling town of Van Buren, and built his family home here, overlooking the Ar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29J8_overlooking-his-domain_Van-Buren-AR.html
From the front of his home, John Drennen could overlook the bustling port town of Van Buren, including the wharf originally known as Phillips Landing. Until after the Civil War, the Arkansas River and the steamboats that plied its waters link…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GP_max-henry-aronson-the-first-cowboy-western-movie-star_Little-Rock-AR.html
Max Aronson was born at 713 Center Street, (a house formerly located across the street), on March 21, 1880, to Esther and Harry Aronson, a Jewish dry goods salesman. As a child, Max Aronson relocated to St. Louis, before moving to the Roth-Rosenzw…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM298H_madison-in-the-civil-war_Forrest-City-AR.html
U.S. troops from Helena came through Madison many times during the Civil War. A 5th Kansas Cavalry patrol fought here twice during a March 5-12, 1863, expedition. Iowa and Indiana troops passed through in April 1863, and detachments of men from th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM298G_faulkner-county-in-the-civil-war_Conway-AR.html
Front Faulkner County had divided loyalties during the Civil War. Soon after the war started, Col. A.R. Witt helped organize several companies for the 10th Arkansas Infantry (C.S.). After fighting at Shiloh, the 10th was captured at Port Hudson, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM298E_franklin-county-court-house_Ozark-AR.html
Ozark was designated as the county seat of Franklin County in 1837, and the first court house in the county was erected on this site in 1838.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM297D_van-buren-raid_Van-Buren-AR.html
After the Dec. 7, 1862, Battle of Prairie Grove, the Union Frontier Division set out to strike Confederate forces on the Arkansas River. On Dec. 27, 8,000 Union troops headed south through the Boston Mountains. They hit Van Buren on Dec. 28 and op…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM297C_pope-county-in-the-civil-war-pope-county-militia-war_Russellville-AR.html
Pope County in the Civil War Pope County soldiers served in at least 10 companies that were raised for Confederate service during the Civil War, fighting in battles east of the Mississippi River and in Arkansas. Two companies were raised in Pop…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM297B_potts-family-in-the-civil-war_Pottsville-AR.html
Kirkbride Potts built Potts Inn in the 1850s and it served as a Butterfield Stage Route stop. When war began in 1861, Potts joined the Pope County Home Guard. Four sons were in the Confederate army. Thomas, Joseph and Richard Potts enlisted in the…
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