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Old 09-13-11, 03:53 PM
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Default ANF commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation will be sponsoring an abridged version of Where the Road Begins as a serialized story for Arkansas newspapers. In addition, below are links to other state events and activities that you might find helpful during the four year sesquicentennial commemoration.

Where the Road Begins is a historical fiction of Civil War Arkansas written by author Nancy Dane 20011 Winner of the Fiction Arkansiana Award. The novel is based on the documentary history Tattered Glory, a collection of hundreds of source documents compiled by the author. Some language used in the story might sound odd or even offensive in today’s society, but is authentic for that era. The Civil War was a violent time, and to be accurately portrayed must be written as such. However, the condensed version featured in an abridged version for newspapers to run as a literacy component has been crafted with young readers in mind. The full length novel is available where books are sold and from the author’s website The 10 chapter serialized story will be available on the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation link of the APA site later this week. (In addition to the story, there is a long list of additional Civil War resources not listed here for you to explore.)

A Brief Overview of Civil War Events and Resources In Arkansas:
A fabulous site, complete with timeline and database, teachers and students alike will find plenty of resources here! Here are some suggestions for projects from the education page: “Parents and teachers will find stories about how each item affected Arkansans, along with step-by-step instructions explaining how to create each object.” The site even has podcasts and a speakers bureau listed! A real MUST SEE!
The site as many links and photos as well as living history programs, a traveling exhibit and re-enactments.

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park:

Pea Ridge National Military Park:

Here is a partial list of websites that can be found on the Arkansas Civil War, but to get the full benefit, you MUST visit this site! It is not to be missed!

Arkansas Living History Association:

Southern Division Re-Enactors:

Digital representations of the Prairie Grove Battlefield from the University of Arkansas:

Arkansas's Civil War state parks:

Arkansas Civil War sites:

Arkansas Civil War at the Arkansas History Commission:

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