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Last modified: 11/02/07

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Arkansas Vacation Basic Facts

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 Quarter:

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

Capitals

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: oldwashington@arkansas.com. 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.

Songs

Oh Arkansas; Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me); The Arkansas Traveler.

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