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St. Johns

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist  For many years after statehood, Arkansas had few schools and no colleges. More settlers came to believe that developing institutions of learning was the way...

Maurice Britt

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist Maurice Britt, known to friends and fellow Arkansans as "Footsie," was a widely respected and admired figure in the state for both his skills as...

Robert Crittenden

Kenneth Bridges |  History Columnist Robert Crittenden was once a giant in Arkansas politics. As the first territorial secretary, he laid the foundations for the beginnings of Arkansas government and the...