Friday, September 7, 2007

Prairie County Museum in Des Arc, Arkansas

Prairie County Museum
Rt. 2, Box 154
Des Arc, AR 72040
Telephone: (501) 256-3711

website: http://gorp.away.com/gorp/location/ar/parks/prair_co.htm
Prairie County Museum is a state operated facility located in Des Arc, Arkansas. Its mission is to interpret and preserve the history of Arkansas' navigable rivers from 1831-1931.

The story of Arkansas' navigable rivers is a dramatic and important part of American history. As pioneers and early settlers migrated west, Arkansas rivers served as primary transportation routes. River floodplains contained abundant game, vast stands of virgin timber and rich soil for agriculture. Opportunities in this unspoiled region were boundless.

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