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Historic Photos of Little Rock

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After the first sighting of “la petite roche” on the banks of the Arkansas River by French explorer Bernard de la Harpe in 1772, Little Rock grew from a few families living in small log cabins into a thriving capital city with a population of more than 184,000. The city has weathered everything from catastrophic floods to a school integration crisis, yet through good times and bad retains its small-town charm, Southern hospitality, and connections to the past. From the Civil War to Central High School, Historic ...

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Overview

After the first sighting of “la petite roche” on the banks of the Arkansas River by French explorer Bernard de la Harpe in 1772, Little Rock grew from a few families living in small log cabins into a thriving capital city with a population of more than 184,000. The city has weathered everything from catastrophic floods to a school integration crisis, yet through good times and bad retains its small-town charm, Southern hospitality, and connections to the past. From the Civil War to Central High School, Historic Photos of Little Rock follows life, government, education, and events throughout the city’s history. Published in vivid black-and-white, nearly two hundred images communicate historic events and the everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and flourishing metropolis, which has become the governmental and cultural center of the state of Arkansas.

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blog.invitingarkansas
For those of you who do not enjoy attempting to wade your way through a dense, cumbersome tome about Little Rock's 197-year history, we suggest that you pick up a copy of Kimberly Reynolds Rush's Historic Photos of Little Rock. Not only will you learn more about our capital city, but you will also be surprisingly delighted by the photo-book's hundreds of fascinating black and white images. Everyone in our offices has fallen in love with this book, and we all want to take home our own copies!
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Nobody can walk past my desk without reaching a hand toward Historic Photos of Little Rock - they're mesmerized by the gorgeous black and white photos of the city, with images from the Civil War through the 1960s. Kimberly Reynolds Rush has crafted spare captions that mostly let the photos do the talking but occasionally provide more detailed information. I can't leave it lying on my desk and hope to get any work done. It's just too hard to ignore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596523791
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Series: Historic Photos Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 956,719
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kimberly Reynolds Rush was born and raised in the Little Rock area. She received a degree in dance management from Oklahoma City University and a master's degree in history from Louisiana State University. She is a former member of the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University and is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. After several years out of state, she has returned to Arkansas to call the state her home. Kim and her husband, Ryan, live in England, Arkansas.
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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    Beautiful pictures of the past. I purchased this book to use as a guest book at my Little Rock wedding. I am excited to use this as a coffee table book - and memento from my wedding day.

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