Presidents since at least Ulysses S. Grant have paid visits to Arkansas. While there is no recording of President Grant's trip, we do have archives of presidential visits from as far back as Harry Truman. Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History, takes us back to seven different presidential visits.
Dogpatch USA was developed in the late 1960s in the Arkansas Ozarks. Archives provided by the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History take us through the best days of the amusement park and through the beginning of the end with the introduction of a snow skiing attraction.
In the fall of 1974, sitting Arkansas U.S. Senator John Fulbright was challenged by sitting Arkansas Governor Dale Bumpers to a live, nationally-televised debate on the Sunday morning before Election Day. Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History revisits the event with archives from the KATV broadcast.