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5 Fun Facts About June 27 In Arkansas History

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1. On June 27, 1838, the Cherokee Trail of Tears began in Arkansas. Over 16,000 Cherokee were forcibly relocated from mainly southeastern states to Indian Territory, which is now the state of Oklahoma.

2. June 27, 1879, is known as the day of the Powhatan Disaster in Lawrence County, Arkansas. A passenger train crashed into a flooded creek, killing approximately 50 people.

3. In 1906, the famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley performed at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock on June 27.

4. On June 27, 1991, the Ozark National Forest experienced a major forest fire that burned more than 25,000 acres of land.

5. June 27, 2015, marked the 70th anniversary of the B-29 bomber crash in the Ouachita Mountains that killed all 17 crew members on board. The wreck was discovered in 2013 by a group of hikers.
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