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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Little Rock

"Testament" Sculpture (<i>wide view; looking northwest from the marker</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2015
"Testament" Sculpture (wide view; looking northwest from the marker)
1Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — "Testament"Civil Rights Memorial Sculpture of the Little Rock Nine
Facing law and social custom that defined them as second tier citizens, the Little Rock Nine, taking their cue from the ever expanding struggle for civil rights, opted to define themselves quite differently. With the help of stalwart parents, other . . . — Map (db m128501) HM
2Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The Little Rock Arsenal
Shortly after Arkansas was admitted to the Union in 1836, the Federal government established the Little Rock Arsenal for the storage of munitions and weapons in defense of the frontier. Eventually, more than thirty buildings were constructed on . . . — Map (db m117241) HM
3Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The Story of David O. Dodd "Boy Hero of the Confederacy"
In December 1863 and January of 1864, Little Rock was a Union-occupied town. During this period David Owen Dodd, a boy of 17, was involved in a series of events that led to his hanging as a spy. As a result he became known as the "Boy Hero of the . . . — Map (db m117238) HM
4Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial
This Memorial Has Been Placed Here By Veterans Of The 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Col. Elgan C. Robertson Commanding Officer Honoring the memory of those men who served, fought, and died in defense of . . . — Map (db m117229) HM WM
5Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of HistoryLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
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 . . . — Map (db m116557) HM
6Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Alexander George House
Near this spot stood the substantial brick home of Alexander George (1812-1877), a wealthy German immigrant active in Little Rock's business, civic, social and political circles. Built during the 1858 to 1859 period, the George House with its . . . — Map (db m121455) HM
7Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Arkansas in the Civil War
  Arkansas seceded from the Union on May 6, 1861. Over the next four years more than 60,000 Arkansans fought in the Confederate service while 15,000 others fought for the Union cause. More than 770 military actions occurred in Arkansas during . . . — Map (db m117086) HM
8Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument
(Marker consists of over 20 panels as displayed below) — Map (db m62978) WM
9Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Arkansas Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
The names of Vietnam Veterans are engraved on 16 marble panels.Map (db m63038) WM
10Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Augustus Hill Garland
At about this site stood the law office of Augustus Hill Garland Member of House and Senate of the Confederate Congress He prepared and won the case of ex parte Garland in the U.S. Supreme Court, thus effecting the readmission . . . — Map (db m102759) HM
11Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Battle of Little Rock
In this vicinity, on September 10, 1863, an invading Federal column under Gen'l Frederick Steele defeated Confederate forces under Gen'l John Marmaduke in the Battle of Little Rock — Map (db m116460) HM
12Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Casimir Pulaski1748 - 1779 — S.S. Schnittmann, Sculptor, Fecit —
This heroic memorial bust of Count Casimir Pulaski was originally placed in the lobby of the Third and Spring street office of Pulaski Federal Savings and Loan Association, predecessor of Savers Federal Savings and Loan Association, in April, 1961, . . . — Map (db m116213) HM
13Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Choctaw Route Station(1899)
Constructed in 1899, the Choctaw Route Station served as a passenger depot for the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company, before becoming the property of the Rock Island Railroad in 1902. The station served as a major passenger terminal on . . . — Map (db m121451) HM
14Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Concordia Hall and Jewish Life in Little RockSite of the first Jewish house of worship in Arkansas
From 1882 to 1887, an ornate two-story space on the second floor of this building served as the social hall for the Concordia Association – an organization established in 1864 to help Jewish immigrant families adapt to their new lives in . . . — Map (db m78014) HM
15Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free LandArkansas Liberty Bell Replica
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Arkansas by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence . . . — Map (db m128491) HM
16Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Douglas MacArthur
World War I 1917-1918 West Point Graduate 1903 Rainbow Division Chief of Staff August 1917, Colonel 84th Brigade 42nd Rainbow Division August 1918, Commander Rainbow Division Commander November 1918, Brigadier General West Point . . . — Map (db m116366) HM
17Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Engagement at Bayou FourcheSeptember 10, 1863
U.S.A. 10th Illinois Cavalry 1st Iowa Cavalry 2nd Missouri Cavalry 3rd Missouri Cavalry 7th Missouri Cavalry 8th Missouri Cavalry Vaughan's Ilinois Artillery Battery 2nd Missouri Light Artillery (Battery "K" and . . . — Map (db m116463) HM
18Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — First Site: Arkansas College of Medicine
. . . — Map (db m102763) HM
19Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — 67 — Fort Steele
After occupying Little Rock Sept. 10, 1863, Union officials made plans to fortify the capital city. Construction began Nov. 9 on "a square redoubt which will command the city and all principal approaches". The resulting earthwork was named Fort . . . — Map (db m116240) HM
20Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Freedom Riders in Little Rock
On 10 July 1961 five Freedom Riders from the St. Louis branch the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) - Benjamin Elton Cox, Annie Lumpkin, Bliss Ann Malone, John Curtis Raines and Janet Reinitz-arrived at the Mid-West Trailways bus station at Markham . . . — Map (db m102140) HM
21Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Geyer & Adams Building(1914)
In 1904, John E. Geyer and his business partner John D. Adams moved their wholesale grocery business into a building located on this site. The partners replaced that building with this structure, designed by Charles Thompson, in 1914. The Geyer and . . . — Map (db m102091) HM
22Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Gilbert Maxwell AronsonThe First Cowboy-Western Movie Star — 1880-1971 —
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. The Aronson family relocated to Pine Bluff, Arkansas in the 1890's. Aronson’s first . . . — Map (db m99370) HM
23Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — In Memory of David O. Dodd
In memory of David O. Dodd, the Boy Hero of the Confederacy, This marks the place of his execution. Jan. 8, 1864. — Map (db m117237) HM
24Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — In Memory of United Spanish War Veterans1898 — 1902
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25Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — It is River CityLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
In the early days of Little Rock, the Arkansas River was the lifeblood of the community. The Little Rock extended out into the river, pulling the current around it to form a natural landing basin for boats. The earliest ferry across the . . . — Map (db m116539) HM
26Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — MacArthur Park World War Memorial
In Memory Of The Men And Women Who Served With Honor With The Naval And Marine Forces Of The United States Of America During The World War 1917 — 1919 — Map (db m117236) WM
27Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Max Henry Aronson – The First Cowboy-Western Movie StarMarch 21, 1880- January 20, 1971
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 . . . — Map (db m120205) HM
28Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — One Old RockLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
La Petite Roche ("the Little Rock") refers to the rock outcropping on the Arkansas River used as a navigation point during the early exploration of what would become the state of Arkansas. Sometimes called the Point of Rocks, it is the first . . . — Map (db m116556) HM
29Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Porbeck & Bowman Building(1882)
Max Hilb and William Probst built this structure, designed by Joseph Willis, in 1882 for Probst & Hilb Liquor Company. The upper floor contained a two-story space that housed Concordia Hall, a Jewish social club. F. M. Fletcher and T.J. McCarthy . . . — Map (db m102056) HM
30Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — River Traffic
Ferries: Early ferry services were established as a ford on the Southwest Trail at "the point of rocks" between 1812 and 1819. Eventually, there were ferries in at least three locations serving the city, one just above the Old State House, . . . — Map (db m117432) HM
31Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Roosevelt Visits Little Rock
On October 25, 1905, Theodore Roosevelt became only the second sitting president to visit our state. His visit was a key stop on a southern tour following the election of 1904 in which he was elected easily but failed to win any states of the former . . . — Map (db m116375) HM
32Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Settlements
While the Quapaw Indians could be said to "own" the land which is the Riverfront Park, their villages were actually along the Arkansas River between the "point of rocks" and the Mississippi River. However, the Imbeau, Bartholomew, and Coussatt . . . — Map (db m117431) HM
33Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Smaller Rock, Big BridgeLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
Post-Civil War, railroads became vital to the Arkansas economy. Point of Rocks was a natural support for a railroad bridge on the river. In October 1872, construction began at the Little Rock with several tons of rock removed from the . . . — Map (db m116541) HM
34Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The "Little Rock"1722
A section of the "Little Rock" located at the foot of Rock Street forming the south pier of the railroad bridge over the Arkansas River, being the first rock seen by the French explorer, Bernard De La Harpe, on his voyage from the mouth of the . . . — Map (db m102141) HM
35Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — 1 — The Arsenal Crisis
The Civil War could have begun at this U.S. Arsenal. As other states seceded, rumors that reinforcements were heading for the Arsenal led around 1,000 militia from south and east Arkansas to demand the surrender of the garrison. On Feb. 12, 1861, . . . — Map (db m116214) HM
36Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The Big Rock and the Little RockLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe was the first European explorer to record the existence of a large rocky bluff on the north bank of the Arkansas River. According to his journal, La Harpe named it le Rocher Français ("the French Rock") on . . . — Map (db m116558) HM
37Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — 73 — The Camden Expedition
On March 23, 1864, Gen. Frederick Steele led a Union army south from Little Rock to join another army in Louisiana and invade Texas. After fighting at Elkins' Ferry and Prairie D'Ane, Steele's hungry army occupied Camden. Disastrous defeats at . . . — Map (db m116237) HM
38Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The First Human Dissection in Arkansas
Front The first human dissection in Arkansas was made on this spot in November 1874 by James H. Lenow M.D. Little Rock and Richard S. Vickery M.D. U.S. Army Rear Erected by the Arkansas Medical Society to perpetuate the . . . — Map (db m116362) HM
39Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — 5 — The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou FourcheThe Battle Before The Fall Of Little Rock
Looking northeast to your right about 300 yards downstream, you can see the area of the primary fighting of the Battle of Bayou Fourche. Fighting began about noon on Wednesday, September 10, 1863, after Union Brigadier General John Davidson's troops . . . — Map (db m116532) HM
40Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — 6 — The Little Rock Campaign - Riverfront ParkLittle Rock Falls
Early in August of 1863 the Union Army began a march from Helena to Little Rock. Confederate troops, commanded by Major General Sterling Price, waited to defend the city primarily from the ridge north of the Arkansas River. But Federal forces . . . — Map (db m116536) HM
41Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The Mehlburger Markers — Max A. Mehlburger Memorial Marker —
A line of precise reference surveying markers known as the “Mehlburger Markers” was established in memory of the man who pioneered efforts to license land surveyors in the State of Arkansas and was awarded Land Surveyor Certificate No. . . . — Map (db m117228) HM
42Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The Point of Rocks
The first definite account of the site we call the "little rock" is from Benard de la Harpe, a French officer sent in 1722 to explore the Arkansas River. He identified "some rocky country" and a league further upriver to the right, a rock which he . . . — Map (db m117089) HM
43Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The Quapaw Line
This stone marks the Quapaw Line, west boundary of lands in Territorial Arkansas, ceded the Quapaw Indians by the United States according to the Treaty of 1818 — Map (db m116175) HM
44Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — To The Confederate Women of Arkansas1861-1865
”Whose pious ministrations to our wounded soldiers soothed the last hours of those who died for the object of their tenderest love; whose domestic labors contributed much to supply the wants of our defenders in the field; whose jealous faith . . . — Map (db m128513) WM
45Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Tuf-Nut Lofts
This property operated as horse stable in the late 19th century followed by the construction of single family dwellings. The primary user of the property during the 20th century was the Tuf-Nut Garment Manufacturing Company. Founded by James D. . . . — Map (db m102093) HM
46Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — United Spanish War Veterans TributeThe Boy's of 1898
A Tribute to the United Spanish War Veterans The Boy's of 1898 The Only 100% Volunteer Army of the United States — Map (db m116176) WM
47Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Witness to RemovalLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
In 1818, the U.S. policy on Indian Removal restricted the Quapaw to a reservation in Arkansas. The western boundary, or Quapaw Line, began at "the Little Rock." This was perhaps the first official use of the name Little Rock. In 1824, a new . . . — Map (db m116565) HM
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