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Carlisle in Lonoke County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William H. Fuller

Father of the Arkansas Rice Industry

 
 
William H. Fuller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
1. William H. Fuller Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Lonoke County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 47.19′ N, 91° 44.76′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Arkansas, in Lonoke County. Marker is on E. 5th Street east of N. Court Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 E. 5th St, Carlisle AR 72024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Action at Ashley's Station (approx. mile away); Hicks' Station in the Civil War (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lonoke County Confederate Monument (approx. 8.7 miles away); Senator Joe T Robinson (approx. 8.7 miles away); A Gun for All Reasons (approx. 8.7 miles away); Lonoke Landmarks (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Marker in Front of the Carlisle Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
2. Marker in Front of the Carlisle Public Library
 Rice Industry. From The Arkansas Encyclopedia of History & Culture. (Submitted on August 9, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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