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Rediscovering the Arkansas River

Date and Time: March 21, 2023, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Finney County Historical Society, 403 S 4th St, Garden City
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The Arkansas River pierces the heart of America, stretching 1,469 miles from the Tennessee Pass in Colorado to the Mississippi River at the eastern edge of Arkansas. As the nation's sixth-longest river (45th longest in the world), it is both the economic engine and burden to millions of people and scores of cities bordering its banks. From raging rapids to diversion dams for irrigation ditches, to dry streambeds, and finally barge traffic, this presentation will examine the impact this wild, elusive, and embattled river has had on cities, towns and adjacent farmland, starting with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 through to the present day. Presented by Hannes Zacharias.

Sponsored by: Finney County Historical Society

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For more information about this event, please contact:
Steve Quakenbush
(620) 272-3664
http://www.finneycounty.org

 

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