ark history assignment 4 - Tawnie Boyd Assignment 4 Since...

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Tawnie Boyd Assignment 4 Since the Arkansas Democrat Gazette did not exist on my birthday in 1888, I chose to look over the June 13 th , 1888 Gazette. There seemed to be a lot of violence and tragedy going on around the state and around the world. It was surprising how much went on during these hum drum times. In Arkansas, a substantial number of articles caught my eye. First, there was a cotton shortage in Alma, although it was compensated for by massive territory gain by the cotton farmers. There was also a surplus in corn and meat, which helped dull the effects on local farmers. Second, territory rich in undeveloped natural minerals was causing foreign companies to invest in Arkansas. This led to discussion about what to do about the surge of immigration. Third, Morrilton went dry. A lack of majority two months before the article was written stopped a petition to prevent the sale of whiskey within three miles of Morrilton from passing. The petition grew, however, and the bill passed, making sale of whiskey in Morrilton for the following two years illegal. Fourth,
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 4205 taught by Professor Ross during the Spring '08 term at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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