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02/03/1819 Territory of Arkansas is organized

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7 Facts about Arkansas

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It Started Here: Early Arkansas and The Louisiana Purchase

Arkansaw Territory was created from the portion of the Missouri Territory lying south of a point on the Mississippi River at 36 degrees north latitude running west to the St. Francis River, then followed the river to 36 degrees 30 minutes north latitude, then west to the territorial boundary.
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