Two Civil War Sesquicentennial Markers Approved

16-Sep-2014

9/16/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
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 Garland and White counties, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The approved markers are:
* Skirmish at Farr’s Mill, commemorating a July 5, 1864, fight in Hot Springs, sponsored by the City of Hot Springs and to be placed at 629 Central Avenue
* Henry Morris House, commemorating the occupation of a White County farm by Union troops in 1862, sponsored by the White County Historical Society and to be placed at the Morris House at 288 Morris Drive in Bradford.
Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission 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 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 acwsc@arkansasheritage.org.
The Arkansas Civil WarS esquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic PreservationProgram. 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 CulturalCenter 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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