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  Arkansas State Capitol Building - Encyclopedia of Arkansas
The Arkansas Capitol building is the seat of the state’s government, housing its legislature as well as the staffs of six out of Arkansas’s seven constitutional officers.
Davis originally justified his stand on grounds of economy and the supposed illegality of building a capitol anywhere but on the grounds occupied by the State House; as the project wore on, his complaints included malfeasance on the part of the contractors and architect.
Treon, John A. “Politics and Concrete: The Building of the Arkansas State Capitol, 1899–1917.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 31 (Summer 1972): 99–134.
encyclopediaofarkansas.net /encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=377   (1605 words)

 Introduction to Arkansas - The United States of America
In 1881, the conflict was resolved when the state General Assembly passed a resolution stating that the state's name was to be spelled "Arkansas" but pronounced Arkan"saw".
Arkansas is another form of Kansas and first appeared on a 1673 map of the region.
A razorback is a thin, long-legged wild hog resident in the state of Arkansas.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ar_intro.htm   (955 words)

In west-central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma, Novaculite is quarried for whetstones.
The Slates of Arkansas, by A. Purdue, with a Bibliography of the Geology of Arkansas by J. Branner, Geol.
The stone donated by the state of Arkansas for inclusion in the Washington Monument was Arkansas Brown Limestone.
www.cagenweb.com /quarries/states/arkansas.html   (4608 words)

 Arkansas State Capitol Building
The building was built over a century ago as a replica of the White House and has been used in many movies as a stand in.
The Arkansas State Capitol Building is the seat of government of the state of Arkansas located in Little Rock.
This is the Arkansas State Capitol Building's east facade.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h2409.html   (520 words)

 The Arkansas Quarter - The United States Mint
The Arkansas quarter is the fifth and final quarter of 2003, and the 25th in the 50 State Quarters® Program.
Arkansas was acquired through the Louisiana Purchase and later became the Arkansas Territory before gaining statehood.
Arkansas is also known for its sportsmanship and boasts mallard hunting as a main attraction for hunters across the nation.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=AR   (331 words)

 State Capitol Complex
His other works include the state capitols of Minnesota and Arkansas, and the U.S. Treasury Building and the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. Gilbert died in 1934, just two years after West Virginia's State Capitol was completed.
The exterior of the classical-styled building is buff Indiana limestone.
The first floor state room include the Reception Hall with its splendid dual Georgian staircases; the Living Room, furnished with antiques; the Library, paneled in butternut wood from Randolph County, WV; the State Dining Room, with a 14-foot banquet table that seats 22 guests; and the ballroom, featuring a mantel acquired from an Irish castle.
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 Arkansas State Capitol Building (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.rutgers.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The original plan was to have the building face squarely down this road so that a visitor approaching on Capitol Avenue would be impressed by the architectural majesty of the building.
The plan was to build the building within the prison walls using plentiful and economical convict labor and then tear down the walls and demolish the prison.
He refers to the asymmetry as a lucky accident, noting that proper alignment with 5th Street would have resulted in the building sitting awkwardly on the property with one front corner seventy-five feet from the eastern property boundary and the other front corner one-hundred-fifty feet from the eastern property boundary.
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 Little Rock, Arkansas
It is located in central Arkansas and is the county seat of Pulaski County.
It is the third building constructed to house the state government.
The Arkansas State Capitol Building is a smaller-scale replica of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The Arkansas River runs past Little Rock.
www.creekin.net /c7386-n207-little-rock-arkansas.html   (1082 words)

 1/17/01 Remarks by the President to the Joint Session of the Arkansas State Legislature
Arkansas is now in the top 3 states in the percentage growth of its Hispanic population, as all of you doubtless know better than I. I just hope that you will continue to work and to urge the federal government to work with you in making progress in these areas.
For example, the biggest reject state in the country -- that is where people vote, but their votes are not counted -- was Idaho last year.
And as I said, I know Arkansas is one of the top three states in the country in the growth of Hispanic students.
clinton5.nara.gov /library/hot_releases/January_17_2001_7.html   (7183 words)

 Architecture | Visual arts, architecture & Arkansas museums preserve Arkansas heritage
A State House, built with taste and elegance, near the fine river which passes by this town, would command the admiration and respect of the passing stranger.
Work on the capitol was plagued by the problems of constructing a grand building on the frontier.
Originally, the State House was three separate buildings: the west building for the executive branch, the central block for the legislative branch and the east wing housed the judicial officials.
www.arkansasheritage.com /visual_arts/architecture   (760 words)

 2003 State quarter designs under final review - 4/8/02
The coin's reverse design is bordered on the right by a branch of camellias, Alabama's state flower, and on the left by a branch of needles and cones from the southern longleaf pine.
Another design, that by Weaver showing the state bird, the yellowhammer, perched on a branch of the state tree, with an outline of the state and star marking the state capital, was also deemed suitable by the CFA and CCCAC.
While favoring Nemeth's design featuring the State Capitol building in Little Rock within an outline of the state with the state bird, the mockingbird, in the upper left on a pine branch, there was some concern about having two coins in the same calendar year bearing a State Capitol building.
www.statequarters.com /news/2002/040802_2003des.asp   (1017 words)

 State Capitol Buildings-Page 1
Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederate States of America beneath these tall columns in Februrary 1861, and the building was the provisional seat of the Confederacy for the next three months.
The "new" State Capitol Building with its golden dome was built on Beacon Hill in 1795 by Charles Bulfinch.
The State Capitol, started in 1833 and finshed in 1840, replaces the first state house which burned in 1831.
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 Traveler's Guide to Arkansas | Governors of Arkansas Portrait Gallery | State | 1901-1917
Davis was known for his deep opposition to convict leasing, his attempts to halt construction of a new capitol building, his command of populist rhetoric and his ability to exploit racial and class tensions in his own behalf.
Arkansas's 21st governor was born in Jenny Lind, Sebastian County, Arkansas and attended Cane Hill College in Washington County for one term, taught school, studied law, and was admitted to the Arkansas bar in 1873.
During his short term as governor, appropriations were granted to complete the state capitol, a state banking department was created, and a bureau of labor statistics was established.
www.soskids.arkansas.gov /govs-state-1901.html   (1187 words)

 Facts About Arkansas
The greater part of the stone used in the construction of the State Capitol Building in Little Rock is commonly known as Batesville marble and was quarried in Arkansas.
The massive bronze front doors of the Arkansas State Capitol are 10-feet tall, four inches thick and were purchased from Tiffany’s of New York for $10,000.
It is the oldest surviving state capitol building west of the Mississippi River.
www.arkansaskids.com /facts/fun_facts_category.asp?cat=16   (657 words)

 Arkansas State Capitol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The exterior of the Capitol is made of limestone, which was quarried in Batesville, Arkansas.
Total construction cost was $2.2 million with today’s value of the building being $320 million.
The front entrance doors are made of bronze, which are 10 feet (3 metres) tall, four inches (10 cm) thick and were purchased from Tiffany's in New York for $10,000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arkansas_State_Capitol   (210 words)

 Colorado State Capitol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Colorado State Capitol Building, located at 200 E Colfax Ave in Denver, Colorado, is the home of the Colorado legislature.
The building is intentionally reminiscent of the United States Capitol.
The interior of the building uses copious amounts of Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose marble from a quarry near Beulah, Colorado.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colorado_State_Capitol   (379 words)

 News & Featured Releases: Arkansas Media Room
The most noticeable renovation is the promenade on the Capitol lawn and steps in front of the building.
Monuments on the Capitol grounds were restored and new sidewalks were added to connect the monuments for easier access by the public, especially the disabled.
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum -- The initial phase of the new Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (AIMM) in North Little Rock includes USS Razorback, a 311-foot submarine present in Tokyo Bay at the signing of the Peace Treaty ending World War II.
www.arkansasmediaroom.com /news-releases/listings/display.asp?id=592   (4466 words)

 El Dorado, Arkansas: Historic Downtown Walking Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The building is constructed of smooth-dressed limestone with fourteen freestanding Ionic columns.
The building represents a sophisticated example of classically derived architectural styles dominant in Arkansas architecture in the early twentieth century.
This eclectic architectural nature was typical of the building's designers, the Little Rock firm of Mann and Stern who also designed the Union County Court House, the Arkansas State Capitol Building and the Arkansas Gazette building in Little Rock, and the Fordyce Bath House and Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.
www.dina.org /cities/eldorado/recreation/tour.html   (1008 words)

 Arkansas wildlife - discover a whole world in the Natural State
From Arkansas hiking and Arkansas camping to thousands of daily park programs, you are sure to find lots of Arkansas activities for the whole family.
Arkansas Events - Find fun things to do during your visit to Arkansas State Parks: Search for Arkansas activites by selecting the park of interest and choosing the month or range of dates when you will be visiting.
Arkansas Hiking - Explore the Arkansas outdoors with your family or friends, while following a hiking trail in the Arkansas State Parks.
www.arkansaskids.com /state-parks   (584 words)

 Little Rock Arkansas Historic Places
Little Rock is home to the current state capitol and its historic exhibits, Arkansas' territorial capitol, the Central High School exhibit, La Petite Roche (for which the city is named) and, among many others, the Clinton Library known as the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and Park.
Old State House Museum, pictured in the upper left, was the Arkansas State Capitol building from 1836 to 1911.
The 42nd president of the United States was born at the Julia Chester Hospital in Hope.
www.onlinelittlerock.com /historic.htm   (738 words)

 Media Information
The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives will be open on Saturdays, beginning June 4, for the convenience of those who can't come during regular weekday hours.
A treat is in store for those who have never visited the archives, located on the second floor of the Multi-Agency Complex building at One Capitol Mall, west of the State Capitol building.
A couple of Arkansas historical gems on view in the offices that are sure to thrill the history buff include Edward P. Washbourne's original Arkansas Traveller painting, and the original 1912 Arkansas flag design submission by Willie Kavanaugh Hocker of the Altheimer community.
www.arkansasstateparks.com /media/display.asp?id=642   (433 words)

 Planning the Capitol Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Capitol Building Commission closely scrutinized the credentials and accomplishments of the country's leading architects and on July 23, 1921, selected Cass Gilbert, whose offices were in New York City, as architect of the complex.
He stated that he sometimes walked from his residence in the east end to his downtown offices twice daily, thereby discounting the criticisms that the new location would be too far from downtown.
Staunton stated that he owned most of the land in Kanawha City and felt that if the capitol was built adjacent to his holdings he would be accused of engineering it and would never live it down in his lifetime.
www.legis.state.wv.us /Educational/Capitol_History/pg6-7.cfm   (1146 words)

 Arkansas Judiciary - Announcements
The Court Room, the round glass-enclosed wing of the building, was added later and dedicated on January 9, 1976.
The Arkansas Justice Building Commission was responsible for the building.
The court room in the capitol has been restored and is now used by the General Assembly as a hearing room and for ceremonial functions.
courts.state.ar.us /justice_building.html   (329 words)

 Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Stone used in the construction of the Arkansas State Capitol Building, by J.D. McFarland, n.d.
The Arkansas Dinosaur "Arkansaurus fridayi", by A. Braden, 1998
www.state.ar.us /agc/publicat.htm   (3898 words)

 Arkansas State Resources
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under Department of Education: Special Education.
NICHCY State Resources are listings of selected state-wide organizations that can refer people to organizations in their area.
We update our state resources continuously; however, the addresses and telephone numbers of these selected groups are constantly changing.
www.nichcy.org /stateshe/ar.htm   (483 words)

 Old State House Museum Associates: Friends of Arkansas' First Capitol Building
We invite you to join us in supporting this most recognizable building in Arkansas, The Old State House Museum.
Whether you are interested in an individual or corporate membership, please take a moment for a tour throughout the OSHMA organization and how you can become a partner with us.
The Old State House Museum Associates, Inc. - or OSHMA - was incorporated on June 27, 1980 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Corporation within the state of Arkansas.
www.oldstatehouseassociates.com   (251 words)

 Arkansas Marriage Amendment Committee ... News Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
(Little Rock) — Leaders of the Arkansas Marriage Amendment Committee announced today the Arkansas Supreme Court granted the committee’s motion to intervene in the lawsuit filed by the Arkansas Civil Liberties Union against an amendment that would define marriage as the union of one man to one woman.
The Secretary of State announced that the marriage amendment will be amendment number three on November’s ballot.
The announcement was part of a news conference held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the Arkansas State Capitol Building.
www.arkansasmarriage.com /news/news_releases   (454 words)

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