Archive for Category: Did You Know?


What Did They Eat at the First Thanksgiving?

A typical American Thanksgiving meal includes things like roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. But what did they eat 400 years ago, at the first Thanksgiving, in 1621? That was when the English settlers (Pilgrims) and the Native Americans (Wampanoag Indians) had a feast...

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The Mystery of the Crossett Ghost Light

You’ve heard of haunted houses, but have you ever heard of a haunted railroad track? Well, some believe you will find one in Crossett, Arkansas. The story begins over 100 years ago. Crossett had a railroad worker, a brakeman, who came to an untimely end in the early 1900s...

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Remembering the R.M.S. Titanic: The world’s most famous shipwreck

The Titanic was a British cruise ship that sank on April 15, 1912 during its first voyage from England to New York. More than 1,500 people died. Only 700 escaped to safety on the lifeboats. When the Titanic left England, it was the largest ship in the world. It...

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Dover Lights

Dover Lights

Arkansas has myths and folklore like many other states, and one of the biggest remains a mystery to this day. The Dover Lights have puzzled thousands of people living and traveling through the Ozarks. Those who have seen the lights say that they are very strange indeed. People report that...

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Autumn equinox

Welcome Fall! Autumn equinox day

September, 22, 2020 is the Autumn equinox. What does that mean? The Autumn equinox is officially the beginning of fall. It is the day where there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. Starting at the equinox, there are less and less...

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Hispanic Heritage Month

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the cultures, histories and contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This year, it starts on Tuesday, September 15, and ends on October 15. Who started Hispanic Heritage Month? It...

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It’s Just Plain Weird: A Message in a Bottle and a Website for Bugs

Fisherman Finds Message in a Bottle In April 2019, third graders at Greensboro Day School in North Carolina were given the assignment to write messages and put them in bottles. It was part of their “Pirate Day” celebrations. Vivian Byerly’s note included a note that said, “If you find...

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Being Careful With Water Is Good for Our Earth

Many people in the world do not have enough clean water to drink or to use for washing themselves and their food. You can find ways to use less every day, and clever ways to re-use it. Here are some of them: 1. Turn off the faucets When brushing your teeth...

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Some Wild Arkansas Fish Tales

Two Records in One Day The chances of catching a state-record fish are extremely small. Two anglers catching two records the same day, from the same boat seems impossible, but it happened! On April 15, 1984, William Garvey of Indianapolis caught a 5-pound, 2-ounce white bass on the Arkansas...

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