Mountain Home, Arkansas
Mountain Home is a city in, the county seat of, Baxter County, United States, in the southern Ozark Mountains near the northern state border with Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,448. A total of 41,307 persons lived within the city and micropolitan area combined, which encompasses the majority of Baxter County. Mountain Home is located in northern Arkansas at 36°20′10″N 92°22′56″W, it is the center of the Twin Lakes area, with Norfork Lake 15 minutes to the east and Bull Shoals Lake 20 minutes to the northwest. It is located in the Salem Plateau region; the city is located within 15 to 20 minutes of three rivers: the Buffalo National River, the White River and the North Fork River, which features the world-renowned Norfork Tailwater. These make the Mountain Home area one of the nation's top freshwater fishing destinations; some creeks in the area with fishing access are Fall Creek, Dodd Creek, Hicks Creek, with Fall Creek being the largest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.7 square miles, all land.
Highways in Mountain Home: US 62/US 412 U. S. Route 62 Business Highway 5 Highway 101 Highway 178 Highway 201 Highway 201 SpurThe city is served by Ozark Regional Airport, a county-owned, public-use airport with a few commercial flights. No railroads pass through Mountain Home, but the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad passes through the nearby community of Cotter, 10 miles to the west; the line encompasses 506 miles of track from Carthage, Missouri to Arkansas. The line has about five trains a day, with most being mixed freight or empty coal trains. Mountain Home has been served by local newspaper The Baxter Bulletin since 1901; the Bulletin publishes Living Well Magazine, a general interest magazine featuring people and things in the Ozarks. Several local radio stations serve Mountain Home. KTLO AM 1240 was the first, established in 1953. Other local stations include KTLO Radio and Twin Lakes Radio (which includes KOMT The Eagle 93.5 FM, KPFM Country 105.5 FM, KKTZ Hit 107.5 FM. KCMH 91.5 FM is licensed to the city of Mountain Home.
Several other stations serve Baxter County. According to the 2010 census, the population of Mountain Home was 12,448; as of the census of 2000, there were 11,012 people, 5,175 households, 3,151 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,035.7 people per square mile. There were 5,612 housing units at an average density of 527.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.69% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, 0.99% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,175 households out of which 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.1% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.59.
In the city, the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 36.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $26,869, the median income for a family was $34,895. Males had a median income of $26,800 versus $19,702 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,789. About 7.5% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is a public, open-access, two-year campus of Arkansas State University located on a campus on the west side of the city; the campus became part of the ASU system in 1995. The campus architecture is styled after the University of Virginia; the public school district, Mountain Home Public Schools, encompasses some 330 square miles and serves more than 4,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The public school consists of seven campuses, which includes the Mountain Home High School, Mountain Home-Baxter Junior High, Pinkston Middle School, Hackler Intermediate, Nelson-Wilks-Herron Elementary school, the Kindergarten center, the Guy Berry College and Career Academy. The Mountain Home School System, with the mascot the Bombers, plays in the 6A/7A East Athletic Conference in basketball, baseball, softball and field, wrestling, cross country and swimming; the cross country teams have won multiple state championships in recent years and the swim and volleyball teams have competed for state championships recently. Additionally, Mountain Home High School has a reputable band program, invited to, participated in, many different well known events; the marching band was invited to perform in the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as the 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland; the band was unable to attend those events for technical reasons. Most notably, the band marched in the 2006 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 2010 Citrus Bowl Parade.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U. S. state of Arkansas. It is the county seat of Pulaski County, it was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in the 1720s; the capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 198,541 in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau; the six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 78th in terms of population in the United States with 738,344 residents according to the 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Little Rock is a cultural, economic and transportation center within Arkansas and the South. Several cultural institutions are in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to hiking and other outdoor recreational opportunities.
Little Rock's history is available through history museums, historic districts or neighborhoods like the Quapaw Quarter, historic sites such as Little Rock Central High School. The city is the headquarters of Dillard's, Windstream Communications, Stephens Inc. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Heifer International, the Clinton Foundation, the Rose Law Firm, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Other corporations, such as Dassault Falcon Jet, LM Wind Power, Simmons Bank, Euronet Worldwide, AT&T, Entergy have large operations in the city. State government is a large employer, with many offices downtown. Two major Interstate highways, Interstate 30 and Interstate 40, meet in Little Rock, with the Port of Little Rock serving as a shipping hub. Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called the "Little Rock"; the Little Rock was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing. The Little Rock is across the river from The Big Rock, a large bluff at the edge of the river, once used as a rock quarry.
Archeological artifacts provide evidence of Native Americans inhabiting Central Arkansas for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The early inhabitants may have been the Folsom people, Bluff Dwellers, Mississippian culture peoples who built earthwork mounds recorded in 1541 by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Historical tribes of the area were the Caddo, Osage and Cherokee. Little Rock was named for a stone outcropping on the bank of the Arkansas River used by early travelers as a landmark, it was named in 1722 by French explorer and trader Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, marked the transition from the flat Mississippi Delta region to the Ouachita Mountain foothills. Travelers referred to the area as the "Little Rock." Though there was an effort to name the city "Arkopolis" upon its founding in the 1820s, that name did appear on a few maps made by the US Geological Survey, the name Little Rock is what stuck. Little Rock is located at 34°44′10″N 92°19′52″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 116.8 square miles, of which 116.2 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water.
Little Rock is located on the south bank of the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas. Fourche Creek and Rock Creek run through the city, flow into the river; the western part of the city is located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Northwest of the city limits are Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle, which provides Little Rock's drinking water; the city of North Little Rock is located just across the river from Little Rock, but it is a separate city. North Little Rock was once the 8th ward of Little Rock. An Arkansas Supreme Court decision on February 6, 1904, allowed the ward to merge with the neighboring town of North Little Rock; the merged town renamed itself Argenta, but returned to its original name in October 1917. The 2017 U. S. Census population estimate for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area was 738,344; the MSA covers the following counties: Pulaski, Grant, Lonoke and Saline. The largest cities are Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood, Cabot and Bryant.
Little Rock lies in the humid subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and cool winters, with little snow. It has experienced temperatures as low as −12 °F, recorded on February 12, 1899, as high as 114 °F, recorded on August 3, 2011; as of the 2005–2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U. S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 52.7% of Little Rock's population. Blacks or African Americans made up 42.1% of Little Rock's population, with 42.0% being non-Hispanic blacks. American Indians made up 0.4% of Little Rock's population while Asian Americans made up 2.1% of the city's population. Pacific Islander Americans made up less than 0.1% of the city's population. Individuals from some other race made up 1.2% of the city's population. Individuals from two or more races made up 1.4% of the city's population. In addition and Latinos made up 4.7% of Little Rock's population. As of the 2010 census, there were 193,524 people, 82,018 households, 47,799 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,576.0 people p
Henderson State University
Henderson State University is a public liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Founded in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College, it is Arkansas's only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Henderson's curricula based on the belief that a liberal arts education is essential for all undergraduates; the school owns and operates radio station KSWH-FM, as well as the local Public-access television cable TV channel, HTV on Suddenlink's channel 9. The university was renamed for Charles Christopher Henderson, a Trustee and prominent Arkadelphia businessman, in 1904. Glendell Jones Jr. was named Henderson State University's 17th president on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 and assumed presidential duties on July 1, 2012. Bobby Bones, host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bobby Bones Show Lloyd L. Burke 1950, Medal of Honor recipient Osro Cobb, Republican politician and lawyer Lynn A. Davis, crime author, head of Arkansas state police, former candidate for Arkansas secretary of state Ken Duke, professional golfer Robert Fisher, president of Belmont University.
Roy Green, 1979, former American football wide receiver in the National Football League Tony Johns, Canadian football player Gus Malzahn, 1990, American football coach and current head football coach for Auburn University Andy Mayberry and advertising executive, Republican former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives John P. McConnell, 1927, General and Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Sean McGrath, 2012, current American football tight end in the National Football League Sid McMath, two-term governor of Arkansas James H. Morris, 1976, Republican member of the Louisiana State House of Representatives Aaron Owens, 1999, former AND1 Mixtape Tour basketball player Reggie Ritter, 1982, former professional baseball player Jane Ross, co-founder of the Ross Foundation G. Lloyd Spencer, U. S. Senator from Arkansas Robert Thomas, former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Thomasson, Arkansas state representative Billy Bob Thornton, Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor as well as occasional director and singer.
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Arkadelphia is a city in Clark County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,714; the city is the county seat of Clark County. It is situated at the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Two universities, Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, are located there. Arkadelphia was incorporated in 1857; the site was settled in about 1809 by John Hemphill, operator of a nearby salt works, Arkansas's first industry. It was known as Blakelytown until 1839. Origin of the name "Arkadelphia" is uncertain. One possibility is that it was formed by combining Ark- from the state's name Arkansas and adelphia from the Greek meaning "brother/place". Another explanation of the name is a combination of "adelphia" for place and "arc." Arkadelphia was once known as the "City of Rainbows" because the humid climate resulted in rain. Arkadelphia is located in northeastern Clark County at 34°7′19″N 93°3′58″W, on the west bank of the Ouachita River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles, of which 7.3 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 0.49%, is water.
The climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Arkadelphia has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,714 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 64.0% White, 30.0% Black, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% from two or more races. 3.2% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 10,912 people, 3,865 households, 2,187 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,486.2 people per square mile. There were 4,216 housing units at an average density of 574.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 68.98% White, 26.51% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.
There were 3,865 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.4% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 18.1% under the age of 18, 32.9% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $26,651, the median income for a family was $42,479. Males had a median income of $30,152 versus $19,459 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,268. About 19.8% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under the age of 18 and 15.9% of those 65 and older.
Major factors in Arkadelphia's economy are manufacturing. Ouachita Baptist University, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia School District employ many people in the education sector; the manufacturing sector consists of Alumacraft Boat Co. Danfoss Scroll Technologies LLC, Georgia Pacific, Siplast; the economy includes small-scale businesses, including fast-food restaurants. The city is served by The Siftings Herald. Opened in 2011, the Arkadelphia Arts Center hosts exhibits and educational workshops for many organizations in town, including the Caddo River Art Guild, the Poet and Writer's Guild, the Little Theatre, the two universities, Arkadelphia School District. Henderson State University holds plays and musical performances in Arkansas Hall located on campus. Ouachita Baptist University displays student sculpture in the Hammons Gallery. OBU performing arts take place in the OBU Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita Street; the Clark County Historical Museum contains artifacts from prehistoric times through today in an attempt to document the history of the county.
Based in the former Amtrak station, a historic tour through Arkadelphia, including the historic James E. M. Barkman House; the Captain Henderson House is a historic bed and breakfast owned and operated by Henderson State University and inhabited by the university's namesake. Downtown Arkadelphia includes the Arkadelphia Commercial Historic District, the Arkadelphia Confederate Monument, Clark County Courthouse, the Clark County Library, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other family attractions include the Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center on Highway 7 near I-30, the Reynolds Science Center Planetarium, open to the public during the academic year, is located on the Henderson State University campus. Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation Department operates facilities and manages activities for the community. Within Feaster Park, the department operates Arkadelphia Aquatic Park, which features water slides and diving areas; the park includes a recreation center that has an indoor basketball/volleyball court, a weight lifting area and an elevated walking track.
In 2013, the department completed construction of DeSoto Bluff Trail, which overlooks the Ouachita River. DeGray Lake Resort State Park surrounds 13,800-acre DeGray Lake, located 8 miles northwest of Arkadelphia, on Arkansas Sc
Searcy is the largest city and county seat of White County, United States. According to 2014 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 23,768, it is the principal city of the Searcy, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of White County. The city takes its name from Richard Searcy, a judge for the Superior Court of the Arkansas Territory. A college town, Searcy is the home of Harding ASU-Searcy. Named White Sulphur Springs, the town's name was changed in 1837, two years after White County was created; the state changed the county seat name to honor a prominent Arkansas Legislator. The town contained a health spa from its conception until 1820, when the alum and white sulphur springs for which the spa was known dried up. Israel Moore, who had traveled west from Philadelphia, was in charge of laying out Searcy's original streets, "he proceeded to name the major streets of Searcy for those of downtown Old Philadelphia near Independence Hall. In 1957, Searcy named Moore Street after the 19th-century founder.
Spring Street has a namesake in Old City Philadelphia, but along with downtown Searcy's Spring Park, this refers to the early history of the Searcy area, when the community was known as White Sulphur Springs. As early as 1834, local springs with purported therapeutic properties drew visitors to the area, similar to the popular attraction to Hot Springs. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Whitney's Lane was fought near Searcy, although the exact site is disputed. Searcy Landing, on the Little Red River, is the final resting place for some Union Army soldiers. Searcy was incorporated on August 6, 1851, The Smyrna Methodist Church located just to the west of Searcy is the oldest known church building still standing in the state, it was built in 1856 according to research done by David Stahle of the University of Arkansas Tree Ring Laboratory. Searcy is home to the oldest operational courthouse in the state, the White County Courthouse; the home of the first permanent resident, David Crise, the courthouse was completed in 1837.
After being replaced two times, the last rendition was built in 1871. The most recent courthouse has a clocktower with a model of the Liberty Bell dating from 1855. Searcy was a stop on the defunct Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad, which provided passenger and freight service from 1906 to 1946 from Joplin, Missouri, to Helena in Phillips County in eastern Arkansas. On August 9, 1965, 53 contract workers were killed in a fire in a LGM-25C Titan II missile silo outside Searcy, it was one of the largest industrial accidents in American history. Despite having lost many factory jobs in the late 20th century, Searcy experienced a brief economic revitalization in the past decade from the leasing of mineral rights to natural gas companies. All drilling in the Fayetteville Shale area has since ceased; some residents express concern about the deleterious environmental effect of the extensive drilling projects that have taken place. In 2019, the city of Searcy was the winner of the "Small Business Revolution on Mainstreet" award of.5 million dollars to revamp six small businesses and a season featuring these renovations on the Hulu show hosted by Amanda Brinkman.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 square miles, of which 14.7 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Searcy has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2014, there were 23,768 people, 8,140 households, 4,495 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,287.4 people per square mile. There were 9,244 housing units at an average density of 503.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 86.8% White, 7.5% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. 4.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 8,140 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.1% were non-families.
29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.86. In the city, the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 23.4% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,415, the median income for a family was $41,334. Males had a median income of $32,445 versus $21,142 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,427. About 11.7% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the U. S. poverty threshold, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over. One of the state's largest banks, First Security Bank, was established in Searcy in 1932 as Security Bank. In July 1978 Wal-Mart opened its first distribution center in Searcy.
The facility is still open as a Sam's Club Distribution Center. In recent years, ITT, Kohler closed large factories in the city. Many companies associated with natural gas that supported the bri
Lake Village, Arkansas
Lake Village is a city in Chicot County, United States. The population was 2,575 at the 2010 census; the city is the county seat of Chicot County. Which is located in the Arkansas Delta. Lake Village is named for its location on Lake Chicot, an oxbow lake formed from the Mississippi River. According to legend, the remains of Hernando de Soto might be buried under Lake Chicot, his expedition visited Guachoya, a native village along the edge of the lake, recorded as the site of his death. See List of sites and peoples visited by the Hernando de Soto Expedition. Lake Village developed at this location. Charles Lindbergh made his first nighttime flight over Lake Chicot and Lake Village in April 1923. Lake Village has nine properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Carlton House, Chicot County Courthouse, Sam Epstein House, Gregory Dipping Vat, Lake Village Commercial Historic District, Lake Village Confederate Monument, Lake Village Post Office, Dr. E. P. McGehee Infirmary, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, the John Tushek Building.
The nearby Lakeport Plantation is listed. Lake Village is located north of the center of Chicot County at 33°19′54″N 91°17′1″W, it is situated on the west bank of Lake Chicot, a former course of the Mississippi River and now an oxbow lake. U. S. Routes 65 and 82 pass through the city. US 65 leads north 22 miles to McGehee and south 17 miles to Eudora, while US 82 leads west 31 miles to Hamburg and east 21 miles to Greenville, Mississippi. U. S. Route 278 follows US 65 north out of US 82 east to Mississippi. According to the United States Census Bureau, Lake Village has a total area of 2.5 square miles, all land. The city is located in the southernmost section of the Delta Lowlands of Arkansas and boasts beautiful scenic vistas of the Mississippi River; as of the census of 2000, there were 2,823 people, 1,090 households, 705 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,357.7 people per square mile. There were 1,233 housing units at an average density of 593.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 56.15% Black or African American, 40.74% White, 0.21% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.57% from other races, 1.20% from two or more races.
1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,090 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.16. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $20,625, the median income for a family was $28,438. Males had a median income of $37,031 versus $14,872 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,677. About 29.1% of families and 36.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.6% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age 65 or over.
The economy of the area is based on agriculture. The crops grown are cotton and wheat. There is a large aquacultural base, consisting of catfish farmers. In addition, county government is an important employer as Lake Village is the county seat of Chicot County; the state Tourist Information Center in Lake Village is located on a pier extending into Lake Chicot. It is the only tourist center in the state to be heated and cooled by solar energy, it is scheduled to be replaced by a more modern center. Public education is provided by Lakeside School District, which leads to graduation from Lakeside High School. In June 2008, construction was completed to convert the two-lane combined highway of 82, 65 and 278 inside of the city limits of Lake Village into a four-lane highway, with an added stoplight and sidewalks on both sides of the road. There has been no indication of whether plans for widening the highway further south to the Greenville Bridge over the Mississippi are still viable, or when construction might begin.
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The Arkansas Traveler (newspaper)
The Arkansas Traveler is the student newspaper of the University of Arkansas. It is printed four times a week and has an online edition, updated daily; the Traveler is distributed free on campus and around the city of Fayetteville and contains a mix of campus and local news coverage. It's Thursday edition is called the Weekender and provides a preview for The Traveler is an affiliate of UWIRE, which distributes and promotes its content to their network. Students at the university had published student literary magazines as early as 1895, but the first student newspaper was founded on Oct. 10, 1906, as The University Weekly. The newspaper remains a student-operated publication, its first editor was Joseph Othel York, a senior from Bellefonte, who published the paper weekly through the end of the academic year. Early stories in the newspaper included coverage of the university debate team, reports by faculty members, sports stories and news from the three residence halls, it was printed on tabloid size paper printed in magazine format during the 1909–10 school year, switched to broadsheet during the 1920s and 1930s and back to tabloid during the 1940s.
The first woman to edit the newspaper was Elizabeth Adams, who ran the paper during the 1913–14 school year. The first cartoonist for the newspaper, Stuart Carothers, who worked on the paper during that period, became well known across the country when he went to work for the Chicago Herald Examiner in 1917, drawing a cartoon strip called Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers, syndicated to 60 metropolitan newspapers; the name of the newspaper was changed in 1920 when editors decided to publish the paper more than once a week. The editors sponsored a contest to select a new name, The Arkansas Traveler, well known as the name of a story by Sanford Faulkner, put to music in the song titled "The Arkansas Traveler", was chosen. Like many student newspapers, the quality and focus of the paper shifted each year as a new student editor took over; the Traveler suspended operations in 1917 when a flu epidemic forced the university and the surrounding Fayetteville community to be quarantined. Otherwise, the newspaper has printed without interruption since printing an edition about a blaze that consumed the newspaper offices and printing plant when the university's Hill Hall caught fire in 1969.
Skip Rutherford was editor from 1971–72. UATrav.com, the online version of The Arkansas Traveler The History of The Arkansas Traveler, site dedicated to gathering historical information on the paper The University of Arkansas, main site UAtrav, The Arkansas Traveler on Twitter