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Edward Payson Washburn (1831 – March 26, 1860) was an American artist, son of Indian missionary Cephas Washburn. He is best known for painting The Arkansas Traveller.
Cephas Washburn (1793–1860) was a noted Christian missionary and educator who worked with the Cherokee of northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
Washburn died in Little Rock, Arkansas only nine days after his father. He is buried in historic Mount Holly Cemetery in downtown Little Rock.
Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. It was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in the 1720s. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 198,541 in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau. The six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is ranked 78th in terms of population in the United States with 738,344 residents according to the 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.
Mount Holly Cemetery is a historic cemetery located in the Quapaw Quarter area of downtown Little Rock in the U.S. state of Arkansas, and is the burial place for numerous Arkansans of note. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and has been nicknamed "The Westminster Abbey of Arkansas".
The Arkansas Traveller (1858) depicts an encounter between a wealthy traveler and a family of squatters. The painting was created just south of the town of Russellville, Arkansas at the Washburn family homestead site. The Washburn cemetery, near the homestead site, still exists today.
Russellville is the county seat and largest city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 27,920, according to the 2010 Census. It is home to Arkansas Tech University and Arkansas Nuclear One, Arkansas' only nuclear power plant. Russellville borders Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River.
A homestead is a dwelling, especially a farmhouse, and adjacent outbuildings, typically on a large agricultural holding such as a ranch or station.
The painting was widely distributed and printed as a Currier & Ives lithograph. It was inspired by the humorous song of the same name by Colonel Sanford 'Sandy' Faulkner.
"The Arkansas Traveler" was the state song of Arkansas from 1949 to 1963; it has been the state historical song since 1987. The music was composed in the 19th century by Colonel Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner (1806–1874); the current official lyrics were written by a committee in 1947 in preparation for its naming as the state song.
"Colonel" Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner (1806–1874) was an American born March 3 in Scott County, Kentucky to his father Nicholas and mother Sally Fletcher Faulkner. He was a politician, teller of tall tales, fiddle player, and responsible in large part for the story forming the basis of the popular fiddle tune "The Arkansas Traveler", which was the State song of Arkansas from 1949 to 1963 and has been the state historical song since 1987.
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Cabot is the largest city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. According to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 25,797, ranking it as the state's 20th largest city, behind Paragould. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cabot has the third highest median household income in Arkansas.
John Gould Fletcher was an Imagist poet, author and authority on modern painting. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to a socially prominent family. After attending Phillips Academy, Andover Fletcher went on to Harvard University from 1903 to 1907, when he dropped out shortly after his father's death.
Henry Massie Rector was an American politician who served as the 6th Governor of Arkansas from 1860 to 1862.
Elias Nelson Conway was an American politician who served as the 5th Governor of Arkansas from 1852 to 1860.
James Sevier Conway was an American politician who served as the first Governor of Arkansas from 1836 to 1840.
Ambrose Hundley Sevier was an attorney, politician and planter from Arkansas. A member of the political Family that dominated the state and national delegations in the antebellum years, he was elected by the legislature as a Democratic US Senator.
The Battle of Cotton Plant was a battle of the American Civil War. The battle was fought on July 7, 1862, in Woodruff County, Arkansas.
Arkansas Traveler or Arkansas Traveller may refer to:
Central Arkansas, also known as the Little Rock metro, designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget as the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, is the most populous metro area in the US state of Arkansas. With an estimated 2016 population of 734,622, it is the most populated area in Arkansas. Located at the convergence of Arkansas's other geographic regions, the region's central location make Central Arkansas an important population, economic, education, and political center in Arkansas and the South. Little Rock is the state's capital, and the city is also home to two Fortune 500 companies, Arkansas Children's Hospital, and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
Thomas Willoughby Newton was a Whig member of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Arkansas.
Crouseville is an unincorporated village located within the town of Washburn in Aroostook County, Maine, United States.
David Dickson Terry was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas and son of William Leake Terry.
David Owen Dodd, also known as David O. Dodd, was an Arkansas youth executed for spying in the American Civil War.
The Reynolds Homestead, also known as Rock Spring Plantation, is a historic plantation on Homestead Lane in Critz, Virginia. First developed in 1814 by Abraham Reynolds, it was the primary home of R. J. Reynolds (1850-1918), founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and the first major marketer of the cigarette. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The homestead is currently an outreach facility of Virginia Tech, serving as a regional cultural center. The house is open for tours.
The group of over 700 sites of prehistoric Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin, also known as Levantine art, were collectively declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. The sites are in the eastern part of Spain and contain rock art dating to the Upper Paleolithic or Mesolithic periods of the Stone Age. The art consists of small painted figures of humans and animals, which are the most advanced and widespread surviving from this period, certainly in Europe, and arguably in the world, at least in the earlier works. It is notable for the number of places included, the largest concentration of such art in Europe. Its name refers to the Mediterranean Basin; however, while some sites are located near the sea, many of them are inland in Aragon and Castilla–La Mancha; it is also often referred to as Levantine Art.
The Vest Cemetery is a historic cemetery in rural western Izard County, Arkansas. It is located at the end of Vest Cemetery Road, north of the hamlet of Boswell, adjacent to the site of the former Vest family homestead. It is a rectangular parcel, with 72 known graves dating back to the early settlement period of Boswell in the 1870s. A portion of the cemetery is lined by a low rock wall, built to keep cattle from grazing on the family graves of the Cockersham family. The entire cemetery is now lined by woven wire fencing.
The Arkansas Traveler is an honorary title bestowed on notable individuals who, through their actions serve as goodwill ambassadors for the US state of Arkansas. A certificate is signed by the governor, secretary of state and the recipient's sponsor, and given to the honoree during a ceremony attended by the signers.