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5 Fun Facts About May 23 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1834, the city of Little Rock was incorporated as a town, officially marking its establishment as the capital city of Arkansas. Today, Little Rock remains a cultural and economic hub of the state.

2. On May 23, 1906, the Arkansas State Capitol building was dedicated and opened to the public. This iconic building, located in Little Rock, is home to the offices of the governor and the Arkansas General Assembly.

3. In 1910, the Ozark National Forest was established in northern Arkansas. Covering over 1 million acres, the forest is a popular destination for outdoor recreation, including hiking, camping, and fishing.

4. On May 23, 1939, the first Little League Baseball game was played in Arkansas. The game, which took place in Fort Smith, marked the beginning of the Little League Baseball program in the state.

5. In 2014, the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff announced the establishment of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence, aimed at developing sustainable aquaculture practices in the region. The center's research and outreach efforts have since contributed to the growth of the state's aquaculture industry.
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