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It's Official! : The Real Stories Behind Arkansas's State Symbols (Paperback) (David Ware)
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Since Arkansas’s creation as an independent territory in 1819, its legislature has officially designated a wide assortment of symbols. Some of these refer to economic mainstays while others attest to the aspirations of those who saw a bright future for their extensive and varied community. This volume’s essays examine each of Arkansas’s officially designated symbols, outlining their genesis, their significance at the time of their adoption, and their place in modern Arkansas. Combining political narratives, natural history, and the occasional “shaggy dog” story, Ware makes a case for considering the symbols as useful keys to understanding both the Arkansas that has been and the one it hopes to be.
Number of Pages: 200
Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr
Author: David Ware
Street Date: September 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-4657
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