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Courtesy / Encyclopedia of Arkansas

This week’s trip into Arkansas history, courtesy of Randy Dixon with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, features the life, passions and career of legendary cartoonist George Fisher.

This week's trip into history, courtesy of archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, takes us back to September, 1971. The 26th Amendment gave younger voters a voice, questions developed about the Supreme Court roster and Arkansas was deep into razorback mania.

Courtesy / University North Dakota

Our weekly trip back in time with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History takes us through an examination of an Arkansas homicide from 1963. Questions still surround the case and the trials that followed.

Courtesy / University of North Dakota

Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, helps us remember a case with two murder convicitions, an escape and recapture, and an eventual release that spanned nearly 20 years.

Courtesy / WorthPoint

For decades, politics in Conway County moved with Marlin Hawkins. He was an elected official who created an efficient political machine that propelled him to 40 years in office. We use archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History with Randy Dixon as our guide to learn more about Hawkins' legacy.

Courtesy / Entergy

This week's archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History chronicle the years before Arkansas got into nuclear energy production. The Pryor Center's Randy Dixon brings us sounds of promotional material featuring Rod Serling, the host of The Twilight Zone, touting the creation of Arkansas Nuclear One near Russellville.

Courtesy / Central Arkansas Library System

Being First Lady is a unique position and this week, Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, concludes a retrospective of former First Ladies' thoughts about the Governor's Mansion and life in the public eye.

Courtesy / Library of Congress

Being the spouse of an elected official means having a very public role that had the demands of a job, but without pay. This week's archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History include voices of past Arkansas First Ladies.

Courtesy / Arkansas State Tourism

Arkansas may not be Hollywood, but there have been plenty of movies made in the Natural State. Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, brings us archives of past cinematic activities in Arkansas.

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The integration of Little Rock Central High School remains one of the most enduring episodes of Arkansas history. This week, Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, helps us understand that time with a look through the archives.

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