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5 Fun Facts About November 23 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1848, the first issue of the Arkansas Banner newspaper was published. It was a weekly newspaper based in Little Rock and was known for its pro-Democratic views.

2. On November 23, 1876, the Arkansas State Capitol building was destroyed by fire. The blaze started in the early morning hours and quickly spread throughout the building, causing extensive damage. The cause of the fire was never determined.

3. In 1897, the Arkansas State Teachers Association was formed in Little Rock. The organization was created to promote the interests of teachers throughout the state and has since become a leading voice for education reform in Arkansas.

4. On November 23, 1926, the Arkansas Department of Health issued a statement warning residents of the dangers of typhoid fever. The statement urged people to take precautions, such as boiling water before drinking and properly disposing of sewage, in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

5. In 1971, the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock opened its doors to the public. The center is home to a wide range of exhibits, including paintings, sculptures, and photographs, and also offers a variety of educational programs for visitors of all ages.
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