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Arkansas State Information Guide

Capital: Little Rock

June 15, 1836 (25th State)

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Nicknamed the "Land of Opportunity," Arkansas, which joined the Union in 1836, was the 25th state. The early French explorers of the state gave it its name, which is probably a phonetic spelling for the French word for "downriver" people, a reference to the Quapaw Indians and the river along which they settled. Arkansas is the only state in which diamonds have been mined, although today the mine operates only as a tourist attraction. Arkansas state flower is the apple blossom. Despite opposition in Congress to a new slave state, Arkansas became a state on June 15, 1836with Little Rock as it capitol. Arkansas Governor Henry M. Rector seized Fort Smith and Arkansas joined the Confederacy in 1861 re-entering the Union at War's end.

Arkansas State Creed

I believe in Arkansas as a land of opportunity and promise.

I believe in the rich heritage of Arkansas and I honor
the men and women who created this heritage.

I bellieve in the youth of Arkansas who will build our future.

I am proud of my state, I will uphold its constitution,
obey its laws, and work for the good of all its

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