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It would be more appropriate to name this place the Arkansas Posts National Memorial since there have been several posts on or near this site. Although Spanish explorer Hernan de Soto passed this way in 1542, and Father Marquette a French Missionary passed this way in 1682, the first Arkansas Post was not established until 1686 when Henri de Tonti settled in the area and built the post. This post was established for the Bourbons of France, and predated the settlement of New Orleans by 32 years. Later, the flags of Spain, Napoleonic France,the United States, and the Confederate States of America would fly over the seven different posts established here.
One of the reasons people kept coming to this place was it's location on the Arkansas River. The life and history of the town and the posts are tied to this river.
An American Town was established here in 1805. This was a major economic hub for the Arkansas Territory and served as the capitol for two years from 1819 to 1821. The town's demise started with the CivilWar. This disrupted traffic on the river and the economy of the town collapsed. The town was also almost totally destroyed by bombardment by Union Troops. The town never recovered. The area was declared a state park in 1929 and a National Memorial in 1960.
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