FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 4, 2014
FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE
ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES ASHLEY’S STATION HISTORICAL MARKER
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Lonoke County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The marker, sponsored by the Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation, will commemorate the August 24, 1864, battle of Ashley’s and Jones’s Stations and will be located at Carlisle City Hall.
Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works withlocal 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’s 75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. Counties that currently do not have Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers are Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Drew, Franklin, Fulton, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Pope, Randolph, Sevier and Sharp.
To date, 92 markers in 53 counties have been approved. Marker applications are available at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.
For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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.