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5 Fun Facts About June 10 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1865, Union troops under General Reynolds began their march from Little Rock to Fort Smith to secure the area for the new government. This marked the final stages of Reconstruction in Arkansas.

2. On June 10, 1918, James Bowie, a World War I veteran and former Arkansas governor, died in office at the age of 63. Bowie was known for his efforts to improve education and expand industry in the state.

3. In 1936, the Arkansas Centennial Commission held a grand celebration in Little Rock to mark the state's 100th birthday. Dozens of events were held throughout the state, including parades, pageants, and historical reenactments.

4. On this day in 1979, the Arkansas River reached its highest point in recorded history, flooding many towns and cities along its banks. The flood caused widespread damage and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

5. In 2018, Arkansas held its primary elections for state and federal offices. Hundreds of candidates from both major parties competed in races for governor, senator, and other key positions. The results of the primary set the stage for the general election later that year.
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