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5 Fun Facts About November 2 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1913, the Arkansas State Capitol building was completed in Little Rock. The building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert and features a neoclassical style with a dome reaching 204 feet high.

2. On November 2, 1976, Arkansas native and former governor, Bill Clinton, was elected Arkansas Attorney General. This was a major stepping stone in Clinton's political career, leading to his eventual election as Governor of Arkansas and later, President of the United States.

3. In 1835, the Arkansas State Legislature passed an act to establish the Arkansas State Penitentiary. The original site of the prison was in Little Rock, and the facility was used to house male convicts.

4. On November 2, 1848, the town of Fayetteville, Arkansas was incorporated. The town is home to the University of Arkansas and has a rich history, including its role as a center of education and commerce in the state.

5. In 1963, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus announced the creation of a task force to improve the state's highway system. This led to the construction of several major highways, including the Arkansas River Bridge and the Little Rock Bypass, which helped to improve transportation and commerce throughout the state.
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