ACWSC Approves Logan County Historical Marker

6/5/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE 6, 2012

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES LOGAN COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER

       LITTLE ROCKā€”The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Logan County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

       The historical marker will be located at Highway 22 and Airport Road and will discuss the September 27, 1863, skirmish at Moffat’s Station (also known as the battle of Haguewood Prairie). The Paris Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the marker.

       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 sesquicentennial commemoration in 2015.

       The application for the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Historical Marker Program can be downloaded 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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