National Geographic : 1946 Sep
SKoshkonong R..y.o. . MO 30 , 520r aell $mmopring C S rancis eon Ravenden . Piggott. Portagevill Ravenden / ' Hardy Springs ~ . Kno el o Rectcahontasor e Sao Kennett AshFlat Imboden" Marmaduke Car oth er s Black Roh aln Ridge . Senat eh Steele' - Evening Powhatan Shade Par Blthville :/7 Wi|tllfe "% *' j 260 S^ i / Jonesboro ..... . ja Batesville Tuc roman City Luxttl Near o Tuman_ Osceola Jac son Wport West M ,2.6 h St Wil Post up to what i SHollGrove WeHaisbg Lepantot l HMlenarke Mvell" reeI gotten. I found har there. It iTree 40 Augu taro Earle C vanished. Des t . Cotton Plant H Ar k Fargo. e ake / S. Wheatley B uins DeValls ^ Brmnkley S \| Bluff 2 0 - Th e Spanish gave a - .;}a *Po .- .t u~tl P r ost up to what is tiiwrel nd I helb i a Stllwell and itinte Roe w o HollyGrove or colon zed it. Ss Watsn Heev Rale Today this histopeans \^ Marve ll Hele T Cr-s a* gotten. I found har tuttgt . o ther e . It is ou t St.Charles Wabash eis leads near it, and SFrar vanished. Dewitt e Elaine Potstow Whenyeta lon g so White River y" MiJf v arks weight frogs, their Father Jacques " e dale fthrough the gi an t s Sto trade, fish, and h used as a saddleh ni \ sti^helRbye stooduponit,itw point . s a This ghost town n etileley nd e Watson sedale zso - Europeans Mre H 140 l Todkansas. Though I " Cleveland uevie was 132 years bef StutartBoyle * ^ C . ArkanIafu 0 , Sh aw/ Father Jacques M a fur trader, Louis a Ittria 1§ of the Arkansas, fr Sailmot diaa reasoninga fshght * Eudo Gie figure in viciouse bat ould P sed as aeen ah Rolling Fork 20 NfOA 0 Grove, .R me 281 "Go on south," urged the librarians, "and see the spot where the first whites settled in our State." Arkansas Post, Built in 1686 Lost in lonely delta forests is all that's mor tal of Arkansas Post, founded by French ex plorer Henri de Tonti in 1686 when he was hunting for La Salle, and later first capital of Arkansas Territory (page 286). The pioneer Stillwell family, ancestors of Miss Caro Stillwell of the National Geo graphic Society staff, settled there in 1798. Stillwell Point, on the river, is named for them, and they still run a plantation hereabouts. 11the land from Arkansas now Little Rock to the rs families, provided they ical spot seems utterly for dly anybody who had been f the way; no good road all the original town has way off we heard its heavy deep bass bellows echoing pin oaks like the hoarse ed train. Turtles, too, are e. One, as a stunt, was horse by a man. When he alked away with him! shows what a long time it to get a foothold in Ar )e Soto came in 1541, it ore another white got to [arquette, a Jesuit, and the olliet, reached the mouth om up the Mississippi, in were built till Tonti came unt. Ever since then, this mrod's heaven. hunt alligators at night, to catch the gleam of the ating season bull alligators tles, their foghorn fanfares the swamps.