Arkansas (disambiguation)

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Arkansas is a southern U.S. state.

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Geography

Arkansaw, Wisconsin Census-designated place in Wisconsin, United States

Arkansaw is an unincorporated census-designated place in the eastern portion of the town of Waterville, in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. Located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Durand, it has the ZIP code of 54721. As of the 2010 census, its population was 177. From 1881 to 1886, the community was the county seat of Pepin County.

Arkansas, West Virginia Unincorporated community in West Virginia, United States

Arkansas is an unincorporated community in Hardy County, West Virginia. It is located on Arkansaw Road (County Route 3/2 off West Virginia Route 29.

Arkansas City, Kansas City in Kansas, United States

Arkansas City is a city in Cowley County, Kansas, United States, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers in the southwestern part of the county. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,415.

Music

Albums

<i>Arkansas</i> (Glen Campbell album) 1975 compilation album by Glen Campbell

Arkansas is a compilation of album tracks from Hey Little One and A New Place in the Sun plus the B-sides of Capitol singles "Private John Q"/"Less of me" (1965), "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"/"You've Still Got a Place in My Heart" (1967) and "Where's the Playground Susie?"/"Arkansas" (1969).

<i>Arkansas</i> (The Residents album) album by The Residents

Arkansas is a rarities compilation by the Residents. All of the songs on the album were recorded during the Bunny Boy sessions.

Bruce Hampton surrealist American musician

Bruce Hampton was an American musician. In the late 1960s he was a founding member of Atlanta, Georgia's avant-garde Hampton Grease Band. Adopting the moniker Colonel Hampton B. Coles, Retired or alternatively Col. Bruce Hampton Ret., and sometimes playing a sort of dwarf guitar called a "chazoid", he later formed several other bands. Some of those band names include The Late Bronze Age, The Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Fiji Mariners, The Codetalkers, The Quark Alliance, Pharaoh Gummitt, and Madrid Express.

Songs

"Arkansas", written by Eva Ware Barnett in 1916, is one of the official state songs of Arkansas. It was first adopted as the state song in the early 20th century but was removed in 1949 due to a copyright dispute. After the state settled the dispute by buying all claims to its copyright, it was restored as state song in 1963.

"Arkansas " by Wayland Holyfield is one of the official state songs of Arkansas. It was written by Holyfield in 1986 for the state's 150th-anniversary celebration and was named an official "state song" by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1987. Holyfield played the song at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993.

Ships

CSS <i>Arkansas</i> ironclad ram of the Confederate States Navy, lead ship of its class

CSS Arkansas was an ironclad ram of the Confederate States Navy named after the State of Arkansas. Arkansas is most noted for her actions in the Western Theater, when she steamed through a United States Navy fleet at Vicksburg on 15 July 1862 during the American Civil War. She was set on fire and destroyed by her crew after her engines broke down on 6 August. Her remains lie under a levee near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

USS Arkansas may refer to one of these ships of the United States Navy named in honor of the 25th state.

Other uses

University of Arkansas Public research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

The University of Arkansas is a public land-grant, research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System and the largest, best-known university in the state. Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871, its present name was adopted in 1899 and classes were first held on January 22, 1872. It is noted for its strong architecture, agriculture, business, communication disorders, creative writing, history, law, and Middle Eastern studies programs.

Arkansas Razorbacks intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Arkansas

The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the mascots of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The University of Arkansas student body voted to change the name of the school mascot in 1910 to the Arkansas Razorbacks after a hard fought battle against LSU in which they were said to play like a "wild band of Razorback hogs" by former coach Hugo Bezdek. The Arkansas Razorbacks are the only major sports team in the US with a porcine nickname, though the Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas play in Division II.

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