Little Rock, Arkansas


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Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock
By Murrayultra (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Little Rock was founded in 1722 by French explorer Bernard de la Harpe, who established a settlement near a small rock formation near the Arkansas River that he named La Petite Roche. Little Rock would become a familiar landmark to travelers on the Arkansas River.

Little Rock is well known for the integration incident that occurred at Central High School in 1957. After nine African American students were met by angry mob when tried to enroll in and enter the school, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent 1,200 National Guard troops to Little Rock to ensure their safety.

Today, Little Rock is the capital of and largest city in Arkansas. it is the cultural and entertainment center of Arkansas. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of President Bill Clinton and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, was born in Little Rock.


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