Few People Know The Story Of How Arkansas Almost Never Became A State

We all know Arkansas is the best state in the nation (totally not biased), but our Natural State went through some growing pains before finally being inducted. This month is Arkansas’ 182nd birthday so let’s celebrate by sifting through some nifty vintage photos and learning a little history today.

What’s your favorite tidbit of Arkansas history? Share your fun facts with us in the comments below!

For another history lesson, you may want to learn about the state’s other diamond mine.

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