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5 Fun Facts About September 14 In Arkansas History

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1. On September 14, 1889, the city of Fort Smith officially opened its first sewage system, which included the installation of 15 miles of sewer pipe and a sewage disposal plant. The system greatly improved public health and sanitation in the growing city.

2. In 1943, the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock was canceled due to World War II. The fair did not return until 1947, when it was held at its current location at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.

3. September 14, 1957, marked the first football game between the University of Arkansas and Texas A&M University. The game, held in Fayetteville, ended in a 6-6 tie.

4. On September 14, 1976, the Sylamore Ranger District of the Ozark National Forest was officially dedicated. The district covers more than 239,000 acres and is popular for hiking, camping, and scenic driving.

5. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, causing devastation and displacement for many residents of Arkansas who were impacted by the storm. The state offered shelter and assistance for those affected by the disaster.
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