Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism,
One Capitol Mall, Little Rock AR 72201;
501-682-7777; 800-628-8725; Fax: 501-682-1364. Web: http://www.arkansas.com.
State Anthem: Arkansas
State Beverage: milk
State Bird: mockingbird
State Creed: The Arkansas Creed
State Dance: square dance
State Fish: largemouth bass
State Flower: apple blossom
State Fruit: South Arkansas vine ripe pink tomato
State Gem: diamond (the Crater of Diamonds is the only diamond mine in the world open to the public)
State Historic Cooking Vessel: Dutch oven
State Historical Song: The Arkansas Traveler
State Insect: honeybee
State Instrument: fiddle
State Mineral: bauxite
State Motto: The People Rule
State Nicknames: The Natural State and Land of Opportunity
State Rock: quartz crystal
State Soil: Stuttgart soil series
State Songs: Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me) and Oh Arkansas
State Tree: pine
State Vegetable: pink tomato
Arkansas Post — Arkansas Post National Memorial, 1741 Old Post Road, Gillett AR 72055; 870-548-2207. Web: http://www.nps.gov/arpo. Became the
capital of Arkansas when it became a territory in 1819.
Little Rock — Woodlane and Capital Avenue, Little Rock AR
72201; 501-682-5080. Web: http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us. Territorial capital from 1921 to
1836. Became the state capital in 1836 when Arkansas became a state.
Washington — Old Washington Historic State Park, P O Box 98, Washington
AR 71862; 870-983-2684. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com. Confederate capital of Arkansas from 1863 to 1865.
Nodena — Capital of the Nodena people who occupied the site around 1350.
Parkin — Parkin Archeological State Park, US 64 and Ark 184, Parkin
AR; 870-755-2500. Web: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com. Capital of the Parkin people who occupied the area from 1000 to 1550.
Oh Arkansas; Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me); The Arkansas Traveler.