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5 Fun Facts About July 26 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1941, the Hot Springs National Park Memorial Hospital was dedicated. It was built as a tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War II. The hospital is now a rehabilitation center and is considered as one of the best health facilities in Arkansas.

2. On July 26, 1968, Arkansas native and civil rights supporter Daisy Bates became the first African-American woman to be appointed to the Democratic National Committee. Bates was a prominent figure in the African-American civil rights movement and played a significant role in the integration of Central High School in Little Rock.

3. In 1975, the Buffalo National River was established. It is one of the few remaining natural and scenic rivers in the United States that has never been dammed. It offers visitors an opportunity to see unique wildlife, beautiful scenery, and float down one of the most pristine rivers in the country.

4. On July 26, 1996, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock. The library and museum, which contains thousands of documents and artifacts from President Clinton's presidency, has become a major tourist attraction for the city.

5. In 2005, Arkansas' first mosque, the Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas, was inaugurated in Fayetteville on July 26th. The mosque serves as a place of worship for Muslims in the state and seeks to promote interfaith understanding and cultural exchange.
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