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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Louisiana Purchase Monument Papers, 1827-1973
0.5 Linear feet1 document box
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, research materials, news releases, newsclippings, and other materials concerning the dedication of the Louisiana Purchase Monument on 1972 June 25.
UALR Photo Collection 100 for photographs of the Louisiana Purchase Historical Marker.
UALR Map M-202 for a map of survey base lines and meridians in the United States [detached from collection].
Fleming, John. The Louisiana Purchase: From Wilderness to Empire. n.p.: The Gallinule Society, 1972.
This collection was originally numbered H-28 and is part of the J. N. Heiskell Historical Collection, courtesy of the Arkansas Gazette Foundation.
In 1926 in Arkansas, the Daughters of the American Revolution of Lee and Phillips Counties erected a monument at the starting place of the survey of the vast lands acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. The location of this marker, located in a large and inaccessible swamp, was subsequently lost. In 1967, John Fleming (the "Outdoors" section editor for the Arkansas Gazette) became interested in discovering the location of the marker. His efforts culminated in the establishment of the Louisiana Purchase State Park. Dedication ceremonies were held on 1972 June 25.
Arkansas Gazette Foundation. (donor)
Fleming, John, 1910-1974
Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972, collector
Louisiana Purchase State Park
Louisiana Purchase--Anniversaries, etc.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.
Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.
Louisiana Purchase Monument Papers, 1827-1973, UALR.MS.0171. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, location of item in the collection, Louisiana Purchase Monument Papers, 1827-1973, UALR.MS.0171.