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

A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History

La Petite Roche Historical Walk

 
 
A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History Marker
Inscription. The Little Rock was not always as it is now. To support the Junction Bridge and ensure an adequate channel for river traffic, much of the Rock was removed in 1872 and 1884. No one knows how the Point of Rocks looked before progress took its toll. In 1932, the Civitan Club sought to promote the Rock as a historic site, but the railroad tracks around it, which had obliterated Hell's Half Acre, discouraged tourists. The Club's solution was to remove and transport a piece of the Little Rock a more accessible spot. A 4,700-pound piece was detached and moved to the grounds of City Hall. A time capsule was placed inside of it. In 2009, this piece of the Rock was returned to the banks of the Arkansas River. As the marker of the settlement plateau, location of the riverboat landing, pier of an economically vital railroad bridge and namesake of the municipality, the Little Rock could be considered the foundation of the city, but its lack of physical prominence - it is a "little" rock and smaller than it used to be - impeded a grand presentation of its historical importance until La Petite Roche Plaza was constructed in 2010.
 
Location. 34° 44.937′ N, 92° 15.985′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker
A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History Marker
can be reached from President Clinton Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Riverfront Park near Junction Bridge along the Arkansas Riverfront Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Big Rock and the Little Rock (here, next to this marker); One Old Rock (a few steps from this marker); The "Little Rock" (a few steps from this marker); Smaller Rock, Big Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Witness to Removal (within shouting distance of this marker); It is River City (within shouting distance of this marker); Arkansas in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Point of Rocks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Nearby plaque describing the "Little Rock" image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. Nearby plaque describing the "Little Rock"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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