Arkansas History http://ualrpublicradio.org en Film On History Of Spring Training In Hot Springs http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/film-history-spring-training-hot-springs <div><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Officials in Hot Springs are marking the start of work by a documentary filmmaker who is to depict the history of spring training baseball in the Spa City.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Documentarian Larry Foley is to discuss the project at a Thursday event. The film is to show the city's role as a spring training site in the late </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and early </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> centuries.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:02:16 +0000 Associated Press 20924 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Thousands Crowded The Firefighters Memorial On Dedication Day http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/thousands-crowded-firefighters-memorial-dedication-day <p>Families of firefighters who died in the line of duty gathered Saturday for the dedication of the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial.&nbsp;</p><p>The ceremony included the marching of colors by bagpipers, drums and honor guard, the unveiling of the statue, reading of the 1958 A. W. "Smokey" Linn's Firefighter’s Prayer, the ringing of bells for each fallen firefighter and the laying of a rose on top of memorial wall for each name. &nbsp;</p><p>Governor Mike Beebe was on hand and thanked the families of fallen firefighters.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:46:04 +0000 Kezia Nanda 20708 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Thousands Crowded The Firefighters Memorial On Dedication Day Fallen Firefighters Memorial To Be Dedicated Saturday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fallen-firefighters-memorial-be-dedicated-saturday <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>After 28 years of work and fundraising to make it a reality, the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial will be dedicated this Saturday at the state Capitol.&nbsp; It pays tribute to the 104 firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:31:59 +0000 Kezia Nanda 20286 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Fallen Firefighters Memorial To Be Dedicated Saturday Trespassers Suspected In Majestic Hotel Fire http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/trespassers-suspected-majestic-hotel-fire <p></p><p>Hot Springs' fire chief says the fire that destroyed the Majestic Hotel was likely set by trespassers - but that the cause may never be determined because it wasn't safe to send investigators inside the building before it was torn down.</p><p>Fire Chief Ed Davis says investigators believe the Feb. 27 fire was likely set by either "urban explorers" or homeless people who were inside the abandoned building on a regular basis.</p><p>Davis tells The Sentinel-Record that someone may have set the fire to keep warm, not as an attempt to burn the building down.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:58:31 +0000 Associated Press 19964 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Trespassers Suspected In Majestic Hotel Fire Fire Still Burns At Landmark Hot Springs Hotel http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fire-still-burns-landmark-hot-springs-hotel <p></p><p>Crews continue to battle a massive fire that consumed an abandoned historic hotel that's been a Hot Springs landmark for more than 130 years.</p><p>The blaze broke out Thursday evening at the Majestic Hotel near Bathhouse Row downtown.</p><p>The hotel, which was built in 1882, had fallen into disrepair after its closure in 2006.</p><p>Authorities say the fire apparently started in the center section of the fifth floor of the original hotel building, then spread to the north and south ends of the building and lower floors.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:56:35 +0000 Associated Press 19646 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Fire Still Burns At Landmark Hot Springs Hotel Three Of The Little Rock Nine Speaking This Week http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/three-little-rock-nine-speaking-week <p></p><p>Three of the nine students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 are speaking in the area this week.</p><p>Two will be at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City Monday.&nbsp; The university says Carlotta Walls LaNier and Terrence Roberts are scheduled to speak during an event titled "History Speaks: Little Rock Nine" on Monday.&nbsp; The free event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the university's Hardeman Auditorium.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:30:53 +0000 Michael Hibblen 19425 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Three Of The Little Rock Nine Speaking This Week Historic Majestic Hotel In Hot Springs Boarded Up http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/historic-majestic-hotel-hot-springs-boarded <p></p><p>The historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs is now boarded up.</p><p>The hotel complex closed in 2006 after operating for 124 years. City officials say the structure isn't habitable in its current condition and needed to be secured to keep people out.</p><p>The Majestic had been owned by the same company that owns the nearby Arlington Resort Hotel &amp; Spa but was sold to Arc Arkansas, which planned to convert the property to apartments, with ground-floor retail. That plan never got off the ground.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:15:41 +0000 Associated Press 19215 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Historic Majestic Hotel In Hot Springs Boarded Up FBI Agents Search North Little Rock Photo Archive Company http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fbi-agents-search-north-little-rock-photo-archive-company <p>It’s not immediately clear why, but federal agents Tuesday executed search warrants at a North Little Rock company that has become well known for licensing and digitizing the photo collections of notable newspapers around the country. They were also at the expansive home of John Rogers, owner of Rogers Photo Archive.</p><p>Reporters were kept across from the locations, as boxes were removed and loaded into vehicles.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:05:35 +0000 Michael Hibblen 18145 at http://ualrpublicradio.org FBI Agents Search North Little Rock Photo Archive Company The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Hosts Annual MLK Challenge http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/mosaic-templars-cultural-center-hosts-annual-mlk-challenge <p>75 kids from around Central Arkansas are volunteering their time in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.</p><p>The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts an annual “MLK Challenge”, teaching kids about the legacy of Dr. King’s service, as well as the work of many others.</p><p>The children, ages 12 to 18, volunteer with eight different sites around Little Rock, including the Dream Center and the Rice Depot.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:02:10 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17730 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Rosanne Cash Reflects As Opening Of Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Nears http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/rosanne-cash-reflects-opening-johnny-cash-boyhood-home-nears <p></p><p></p><p>As final work is being completed to open Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas as a museum, his daughter Rosanne Cash came to Little Rock over the weekend for a sold out show and to be honored for her work in helping to restore the small house.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:41:20 +0000 Michael Hibblen 15115 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Rosanne Cash Reflects As Opening Of Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Nears