A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History

A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History (HM26ZY)

Location: Little Rock, AR 72201 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.937', W 92° 15.985'

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La Petite Roche Historical Walk

The Little Rock was not always as it is now. To support
the Junction Bridge and ensure an adequate channel for
river traffic, much of the Rock was removed in 1872 and
1884. No one knows how the Point of Rocks looked
before progress took its toll. In 1932, the Civitan Club
sought to promote the Rock as a historic site, but the
railroad tracks around it, which had obliterated Hell's
Half Acre, discouraged tourists. The Club's solution
was to remove and transport a piece of the Little Rock
a more accessible spot. A 4,700-pound piece was
detached and moved to the grounds of City Hall. A
time capsule was placed inside of it. In 2009, this piece
of the Rock was returned to the banks of the Arkansas
River. As the marker of the settlement plateau, location
of the riverboat landing, pier of an economically vital
railroad bridge and namesake of the municipality, the
Little Rock could be considered the foundation of the
city, but its lack of physical prominence - it is a "little"
rock and smaller than it used to be - impeded a grand
presentation of its historical importance until La Petite
Roche Plaza was constructed in 2010.
HM NumberHM26ZY
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 567145 N 3845448
Decimal Degrees34.74895000, -92.26641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.937', W 92° 15.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 56.22" N, 92° 15' 59.1" W
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Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Arkansas River Trail, Little Rock AR 72201, US
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