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5 Fun Facts About November 19 In Arkansas History

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1. Clinton Presidential Library Dedication - On November 19, 2004, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library was officially dedicated in Little Rock, Arkansas. The library houses the papers and artifacts of former President Bill Clinton and features exhibits designed to educate and inspire visitors.

2. Centerpoint School District Consolidation - On November 19, 2004, the Centerpoint School District in southwest Arkansas was officially consolidated with the nearby Murfreesboro School District. The move was intended to improve academic offerings and increase funding for the schools.

3. First Woman Elected to Statewide Office - On November 19, 1928, Hattie W. Caraway was elected to the United States Senate from Arkansas, becoming the first woman to be elected to statewide office in Arkansas. She was also the first woman to be elected to a full term in the U.S. Senate.

4. Ozark Folk Center Opens - On November 19, 1973, the Ozark Folk Center opened in Mountain View, Arkansas. The center features exhibits, demonstrations, and performances highlighting the traditional music, crafts, and culture of the Ozarks region.

5. Fort Smith Historic District Added to National Register - On November 19, 1979, the Fort Smith Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes the historic downtown area of Fort Smith, Arkansas, which was a key frontier town during the 19th century. Many of the buildings in the district date back to the mid-1800s and reflect the town's rich history.
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