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Series: Images of America Ser.

ISBN: 0738587702

EAN: 9780738587707

Category: Education / History/Business & Economics / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Release Date: 07/21/2011

Synopsis: Founded on Americas frontier in 1828, Fayetteville soon became a trade center and educational oasis for northwest Arkansas and the Indian Territory just to the west. Its location up in Ozark hills gave it a picturesque setting, a healthy climate, and diverse economy. The earliest residents named the town Washington Court because it was the county seat of Washington County, but its name was changed to Fayetteville in 1829, soon becoming synonymous with education in Arkansas. Fayetteville provided numerous educational firsts, including the first public school district, the first college chartered to award degrees, the first state university, and the first school and university in the South to integrate. In addition to being a cultural crossroads, Fayetteville also proved to be a literal crossroads for the following: the Trail of Tears, the Butterfield stagecoach route, and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway. They fostered a citizenry that thrived on commerce while encouraging education and tourism. Within Images of America: Fayetteville, the Washington County Historical Society has selected some of the lesser-known and most historic images from its collection at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History and from the University of Arkansas Libraries Department of Special Collections to illustrate Fayettevilles history. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all. Book jacket.


Illustrated: Yes

Format: Paperback

Height: 0.31 inches

Width: 6.5 inches

Length: 9.25 inches

Weight: 10.51 oz

Pages: 128