Today in History: Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas. Bath houses
Today in History–June 15–the Library of Congress features Arkansas, which became the 25th state on this day in 1836. Over the years, this state has adopted many different nicknames, including the “Bear State”, the “Wonder State”, the “Land of Opportunity”, and, most recently, the “Natural State”. Learn more about Arkansas by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures.

Arkansas stories from America’s Library

Arkansas primary source set with teacher’s guide

More Arkansas primary source sets with teacher guides from University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Center for Arkansas History and Culture, and Little Rock School District

Arkansas images

Arkansas maps

Arkansas sheet music

Arkansas oral histories

Arkansas books

Arkansas historical newspapers

Arkansas legislation

Arkansas Guide to Law Online

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