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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Arkansas Statehood Centennial

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2015
1. Arkansas Statehood Centennial Marker
Inscription.  This granite boulder was placed here June 15, 1936 to commemorate the one hundredth year of Arkansas’ Statehood. The boulder weighs nearly twenty tons. It was brought from Granite Mountain, five miles south of this point and placed by the authority of Governor J. Marion Futrell, under the direction of George W. Donaghey, Chairman of the Capitol Arts Commission and the twenty-second Governor of Arkansas.

Constitutional Officers
Centennial Year 1936
J. Marion Futrell, Governor
Lee Cazort, Lieut. Governor & Pres. Of Senate
Ed. F. McDonald, Secretary of State
Earl Page, State Treasurer
Carl E. Bailey, Attorney General
Chas. E. Parker, Auditor of State
Geo. W. Neal, Commissioner of State Lands
Harve B. Thorne, Speaker of House of Reps.

Chief Justice
Charles E. Johnson
Associate Justices
Turner Butler, Frank G. Smith, Thos. H. Humphreys
Tom M. Mehaffy, Basil Barker, Edward L. McHaney

 
Erected 1936.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location.
Arkansas Statehood Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2015
2. Arkansas Statehood Centennial Marker
(Arkansas Firefighters Memorial in background)
34° 44.799′ N, 92° 17.415′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of Capitol Mall and State Capitol, on the left when traveling east on Capitol Mall. Marker and monument are located on the Capitol Mall, just east of the Arkansas State Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Testament" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 700 feet away); Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument (about 700 feet away); To The Confederate Women of Arkansas (about 700 feet away); Arkansas Vietnam Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Max Henry Aronson – The First Cowboy-Western Movie Star (approx. one mile away); Fort Steele (approx. one mile away); 150th Anniversary of the War Between the States (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Also see . . .  Centennial Celebration. Officially held on June 15, 1936, the celebration commemorated the date President Andrew Jackson signed legislation making Arkansas the twenty-fifth state in the Union. Observances before and after the formal day included the composition of an official song and poem, the designation of a centennial flower, the issuance of a stamp, the
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crowning of a centennial queen, and the minting of two coins. There were also plays, parades, pageants, floats, contests, and exhibits, as well as a football championship, a visit by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the placement of historical markers. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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