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VIDEO: Historic Old Washington

Old Washington, AR is the temporary capital of Arkansas during the Civil War (1863 – 1865).  Although Washington, AR only has a few hundred people today, the population during the 19th Century approached 5000.  Southwest Arkansas was the scene of … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Battle of Old Washington this weekend! Nov 2-3

For more information on this event: “Civil War Weekend,” at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. $10/adult. http://www.historicwashingtonstatepark.com

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REMINDER: Battle of Old Washington, Nov 2-3

For more information on this event: “Civil War Weekend,” at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. $10/adult. http://www.historicwashingtonstatepark.com

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NEW EVENT: Battle of Old Washington, Nov 2-3

WASHINGTON, Ark. — With the Civil War capture of Little Rock by Union forces in 1863, Arkansas’s state government relocated to the Southwest Arkansas town of Washington, where it used the 1836 Hempstead County Courthouse as its new capitol. Confederate troops encamped … Continue reading

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