Newton, Franklin County Arkansas Civil War 150 Historical Markers Approved

30-Apr-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 30, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES TWO HISTORICAL MARKERS

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Newton and Franklin counties, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The approved markers are:

* Newton County in the Civil War, commemorating Civil War activities in Newton County. Sponsored by the Captain James Tyrie Wright Chapter No. 6, Military Order of the Stars and Bars, the marker will be placed at the Newton County Courthouse in Jasper.

* Skirmishes at Roseville, commemorating April 1864 attacks on a Union base in Franklin County. Sponsored by Main Street Ozark, the marker will be placed on East River Street in front of Riverview Plaza and the Ozark Depot Museum.

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’s 75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. Counties that currently do not have Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers are Bradley, Calhoun, Hot Spring, Howard, Lafayette, Lawrence, Montgomery, Polk and Sharp.

To date, 121 markers in 66 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 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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