ACWSC Approves Fulton County Historical Marker

05-Jan-2015

1/5/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JANUARY 5, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES FULTON COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Fulton County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The approved marker is sponsored by the City of Mammoth Spring and will commemorate the 1862 battle at Salem and other military activities during the war in Fulton County. It will be located at Mammoth Spring State Park.

Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state’s75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. Counties that currently do not have Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers are Bradley, Calhoun, Craighead, Crawford, Franklin, Hot Spring, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Randolph, Sevier and Sharp.

To date, 100 markers in 59 counties have been approved. Marker applications are available athttp://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.

For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mail acwsc@arkansasheritage.org.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.


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