Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Arkansas!

Today is the anniversary of Arkansas being admitted to our United States of America.

Date of Admittance:
June 15, 1836 

Parentage: The word "arkansas" comes from the French name for Quapaw, an early Native American nation. So basically we stole this area from Native Americans. Can you believe it?
Place in the Family
Number 25
The "A" meat in an M sandwich....
Missouri (Aug 1821)
and Michigan (Jan 1837)

"The People Rule"
I like that....not sure if there is any better
democracy in Arkansas than in any of the other 50 states,
but atleast they are up-front with their goal

The Natural State
I thought Nudity was the Natural State

State Flag
The diamond represents that diamonds
have been found in Arkansas.
The lone blue star at the top represents
that they were in the Confederacy.
The three stars at the bottom represent
the three countries that have "ruled" her:
France, Spain, and the USA
Twenty-five stars represents
that it is the 25th state
(For all that symbolism and they
still put the State's name on it?
They were doing so well, too....!)

First City You Probably Think of
When You Think "Arkansas"
Little Rock? 

Actual State Capital: Little Rock!

State Size (Area) is 29th of 50.
Population is closer to 33rd of 50.
(per 2000 Census figures)

Personal Comment About Arkansas
I have never visited it.

Arkansas Sports:
There are NO professional sports teams in Arkansas

Anybody From Arkansas
Ever Grow Up To Be President?

Not only did Arkansas give us
President Bill Clinton.... tried to give us Governor Mike Huckabee, too!
(I'm not counting Hillary, cuz she wasn't born in AR) 

Good vs Evil
(see above?haha)

Musical Arkansasnians:
Glenn Campbell
"Rhinestone Cowboy," etc

Al Green
"Let's Stick Together," etc 

Ne Yo
"One In A Million,"  etc

Celebrities From Arkansas
Alad Ladd
SHANE, etc

Dick Powell
Golden-Age actor & singer

Gil Gerard
"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"

Mary Steenburgen
Academy Award-winning actress

Laurence Luckenbill

Billy Bob Thornton
Award-Winning Screenwriter, Actor, Director

Josh Lucas
Sporty Arkansanians
Dizzy Dean
baseball Hall of Fame player

Lou Brock
baseball Hall of Fame player

Scottie Pipen
former basketball player, Chicago Bulls

Arkansas Businesses
taking over the world
one town at a time....

Tyson Foods
Home on the Range?

Arkansas Publishing Figures
John Johnson
Ebony,  JET

Helen Gurley Brown

John Grisham
The Firm,  The Pelican Brief,  etc

Most Famous Arkansian
President Bill Clinton
As President, and now as Mr. Hillary Clinton 

A Song For You....
"I Only Have Eyes For You"
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
(since most of you have probably never
heard of Dick Powell, let alone heard him sing,
I figured I'd do you a service.
This standard was written specifically
for the 1934 movie DAMES)

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