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5 Fun Facts About July 10 In Arkansas History

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1. On July 10, 1906, the city of Little Rock became the first city in the southern United States to adopt a commission form of government. This new form of government replaced the traditional system of electing a mayor and city council and instead created a five-member commission to oversee the city's affairs.

2. The Arkansas State College football team, now known as Arkansas State University, played their first game on July 10, 1911, against Jonesboro High School. Arkansas State won the game 24-0 and would go on to become a powerhouse in college football, winning several conference titles and appearing in multiple bowl games.

3. On July 10, 1947, the Arkansas Gazette published an editorial by Harry Ashmore, titled "The Negro and the School." The editorial was a response to the ongoing struggle for civil rights and desegregation in Arkansas schools and sparked intense debate and controversy in the state.

4. In 1973, on July 10, the Arkansas Arts Center opened in Little Rock. The Arts Center is home to a permanent collection of over 18,000 works of art, and features various rotating exhibits and events throughout the year.

5. On July 10, 2006, the Arkansas River reached a record high level of 38.1 feet in Little Rock, causing flooding and damage to homes and businesses along the river. The flooding was a result of heavy rain and storms in the region, and it took several weeks for the water to recede and for residents to fully recover from the damage.
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