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5 Fun Facts About August 24 In Arkansas History

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1. On August 24, 1927, the infamous Scottsboro Boys trial began in Alabama, which had a significant impact on the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas and the rest of the country.

2. On August 24, 1955, the first Little Rock Air Force Base housing development was opened, providing homes for military families stationed in Arkansas. Today, the base is home to the United States Air Force's C-130 training and operational units.

3. August 24, 1996, marked the day of the dedication of the Arkansas River Trail, a 17-mile stretch of multi-use trails that runs along the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock to Pinnacle Mountain State Park, providing scenic views and outdoor recreation opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

4. On August 24, 2009, the City of Conway broke ground on its first LEED-certified building, the Conway Corporation Customer Care Center, which was recognized for its energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable design.

5. August 24, 2011, marked the day that the first class of medical students began their studies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus, located in Fayetteville. The campus aims to address the shortage of physicians in the region and provide quality medical education and research opportunities.
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