Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer

Author: DeLorme
Publisher: Delorme Mapping Company
ISBN: 0899333982
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Travel

Wouldn't it be nice to always have exactly the right kind of map, whateveryour needs may be? You will, with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series. These topographic atlases cover individual states with the most comprehensive detail available, including back roads, backwater lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds,public lands, prime hunting and fishing spots, and countless landmarks andpoints of interest. You'll also find a wealth of information on everythingfrom family outings to wilderness adventures. The Atlas & Gazetteer is ideal for outdoor recreation, business travel, home or office reference, and countless other uses.

Historical Atlas of Arkansas

Author: Gerald T. Hanson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0806124806
Release Date: 1992-09-01
Genre: Arkansas

Maps trace the development of the state, depicting its topography, pre-European settlement patterns, land subdivision, boundary changes, Civil War history, and modern times.

Flyfisher s Guide to Missouri Arkansas

Author: Dan Limbaugh
Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press
ISBN: 1932098291
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is the 28th book in our Flyfishing Guide Series. Missouri and Arkansas have fabulous flyfishing for trophy trout in the tail waters of the White River and the Arkansas and Red Rivers. Each year brown trout over 10 pounds are taken. There are also good trout waters in Missouri along with some of the finest flyfishing opportunities for small mouth bass. Larry and Robert have lived and fished in Missouri and Arkansas for many years. They cover all of the fisheries, both rivers and lakes, and how and when to fish them. There are over 70 detailed maps of all of the waters showing mileage, boat accesses, etc. The authors also provide you with all of the travel information so you can plan a succesful flyfishing trip. There is a complete listing of all of the fly shops and sporting goods stores.

Statesmen Scoundrels and Eccentrics

Author: Tom Dillard
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781557289278
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From Native Americans, explorers, and early settlers to entertainers, business people, politicians, lawyers, artists, and many others, the well-known and not-so-well-known Arkansans featured in Statesmen, Scoundrels, and Eccentrics have fascinating stories. To name a few, there’s the “Hanging Judge,” Isaac C. Parker of Fort Smith, and Hattie Caraway, the first elected female U.S. senator. Isaac T. Gillam, a slave who became a prominent politician in post–Civil War Little Rock, is included, as is Norman McLeod, an eccentric Hot Springs photographer and owner of the city’s first large tourist trap. These entertaining short biographies from Dillard’s Remembering Arkansas column will be enjoyed by all kinds of readers, young and old alike. All the original columns reprinted here have also been enhanced with Dillard’s own recommended reading lists. Statesmen will serve as an introduction or reintroduction to the state’s wonderfully complex heritage, full of rhythm and discord, peopled by generations of hardworking men and women who have contributed much to the region and nation.

Paddling the Ozarks

Author: Mike Bezemek
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493025435
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

With gushing springs, clear-water streams, lush hardwood forests, and limestone bluffs rising hundreds of feet, the Ozarks offer enough paddling to fill a lifetime, including seven streams in the National Wild & Scenic Rivers system and three rivers protected by national parks. Paddling the Ozarks details 40 of the region's best paddling trips—classic floats, hidden gems, scenic lakes, and challenging whitewater. Waterways ranging from southern Missouri to northern Arkansas to Oklahoma’s Cookson Hills with year-round classics like the Current River, Jacks Fork, NF White, and Eleven Point make this the essential guide to paddling the Ozarks. Paddling the Ozarks reveals that what some call flyover country is better described as paddle-through. Look inside to find: GPS coordinates for every put-in/takeout Detailed river descriptions Maps showing access points and river miles Level of difficulty, optimal flows, rapids, and other hazards

Gone to the Grave

Author: Abby Burnett
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781626743427
Release Date: 2015-04-03
Genre: Social Science

Before there was a death care industry where professional funeral directors offered embalming and other services, residents of the Arkansas Ozarks—and, for that matter, people throughout the South—buried their own dead. Every part of the complicated, labor-intensive process was handled within the deceased’s community. This process included preparation of the body for burial, making a wooden coffin, digging the grave, and overseeing the burial ceremony, as well as observing a wide variety of customs and superstitions. These traditions, especially in rural communities, remained the norm up through the end of World War II, after which a variety of factors, primarily the loss of manpower and the rise of the funeral industry, brought about the end of most customs. Gone to the Grave, a meticulous autopsy of this now vanished way of life and death, documents mourning and practical rituals through interviews, diaries and reminiscences, obituaries, and a wide variety of other sources. Abby Burnett covers attempts to stave off death; passings that, for various reasons, could not be mourned according to tradition; factors contributing to high maternal and infant mortality; and the ways in which loss was expressed though obituaries and epitaphs. A concluding chapter examines early undertaking practices and the many angles funeral industry professionals worked to convince the public of the need for their services.

Exploring the Big Woods

Author: Matthew D. Moran
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781610755948
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Nature

Exploring the Big Woods: A Guide to the Last Great Forest of Eastern Arkansas is both a natural history and a guide to one of the last remnants of Mississippi bottomland forest, an ecosystem that once stretched from southern Illinois to the Gulf Coast. Crossed by the White River and its tributaries, which periodically flood and release nutrients, the Big Woods is one of the few places in the Mississippi River Valley where this life-giving flood cycle persists. As a result, it is home to an unusual abundance of animals and plants. Immense cypresses, hickories, sweetgums, oaks, and sycamores; millions of migrating waterfowl; incredible scenery; and the complex relationship between humans and nature are all to be discovered here. Exploring the Big Woods will introduce readers to the natural features, plants, animals, and hiking and canoeing trails going deep into the forests and swamps of this rare and beautiful natural resource.

The Family Tree Sourcebook

Author: Editors of Family Tree Magazine
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440311307
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Genre: Reference

The one book every genealogist must have! Whether you're just getting started in genealogy or you're a research veteran, The Family Tree Sourcebook provides you with the information you need to trace your roots across the United States, including: Research summaries, tips and techniques, with maps for every U.S. state Detailed county-level data, essential for unlocking the wealth of records hidden in the county courthouse Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies Bibliographies for each state to help you further your research You'll love having this trove of information to guide you to the family history treasures in state and county repositories. It's all at your fingertips in an easy-to-use format–and it's from the trusted experts at Family Tree Magazine!

Mr Lincoln s Brown Water Navy

Author: Gary D. Joiner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742550982
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung Federal forces. They patrolled thousands of miles of rivers and fought battles that were every bit as harrowing as land engagements. This book is about the men who fought under these conditions and the highly improvised boats in which they fought.

An Arkansas History for Young People

Author: Shay E. Hopper
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1557288461
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Once again, the State of Arkansas has adopted An Arkansas History for Young People as an official textbook for middle-level and/or junior-high-school Arkansas-history classes. This fourth edition incorporates new research done after extensive consultations with middle-level and junior-high teachers from across the state, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, university professors, and students themselves. It includes a multitude of new features and is now full color throughout. This edition has been completely redesigned and now features a modern format and new graphics suitable for many levels of student readers.

Scenic Routes Byways the Ozarks

Author: Don Kurz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762795406
Release Date: 2013-05-21
Genre: Travel

Scenic Routes & Byways Ozarks features thirty-three separate drives through Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, from the homestead of Daniel Boone and the 250-foot-deep Blue Spring in the north and central sections to the prairie landscapes and the restorative hot springs of the western and southern Ozarks. An indispensable highway companion, Scenic Routes & Byways Ozarks includes route maps and in-depth descriptions of attractions.

SAYRE FAMILY

Author: Ralph Sayre
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475968033
Release Date: 2003-07-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Thomas Sayre came with his family from England to Lynn, Massachusetts, in the early 1630's. Among descendants of Thomas were clergymen, surgeons, attorneys, ambassadors, and representatives of almost every profession. Francis B., cowboy, professor of law, and ambassador, was son-in-law of President Woodrow Wilson. Zelda was the wife of American novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and subject of one of his books. David A. was a silversmith, banker, and founder of Lexington's Sayre School. Many Sayre descendants were taken by wars in service to America and never had the chance to win recognition for their inherent abilities. SAYRE FAMILY, Another 100-years, in a large part, focuses on the early pioneers who came to or passed through the Ohio Valley of West Virginia and Ohio. At least three direct descendants of Thomas had made settlements in that area by the Nineteenth Century. One, David Sayre, came from New Jersey about 1778, and left many descendants who still lived in that area at the beginning of the Twenty-first Century. The bulk of this genealogy covers those, while other Sayre families whose ancestral links were not discovered are also included. The three generations of ancestors above each family block makes tracing easier.