Friday, April 17, 2020

Today's puzzles are both paintings of early Arkansas!

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Arkansas Post by Annie Hatley, 1904. This is a color oil painting that hangs at the Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. The dimensions (not including frame) are 27 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. Arkansas Post, the first permanent settlement made by Europeans in lower Mississippi Valley, was established by the French in 1686.

Our other selection is First Courthouse in Randolph County by A. A. Paxton, 1908. This inscription is on the back of the painting.  "This house, the home of Soloman Hewitt, was the scene in 1815 of the first court held in Lawrence county, Territory of Missouri. The House was located on the east side of Spring River about two miles above the mouth of the Elevenpoint. Davidsonville later became the Lawrence county seat. In 1835 Randolph county was formed from a part of Lawrence County."