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Here Are 15 Things They Don’t Teach You About Arkansas In School

Arkansas history is super interesting, or at least what most of us remember about it from the fifth grade is pretty awesome. And those cool factoids? Heck yes! The mockingbird is our state bird. (Mock on, mockingbird!) It turns out, though, there’s more to the story of Arkansas than what we were taught. From the bloody to the fruitful, here are 15 things you probably didn’t learn about in school:

Did you learn these facts in school? Do you know other tidbits? If so, please share with the class.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.