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"Little Rock" redirects here. For other uses, see Little Rock (disambiguation). Little Rock City City of Little Rock Clockwise from top: Little Rock skyline, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, War Memorial Stadium, the River Market District, and the Arkansas State Capitol Flag Seal Nickname(s): The Rock, Rock Town, LR Location of Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Little Rock Location in Arkansas, United States & North America Little Rock Little Rock (the US) Little Rock Little Rock (North America) Coordinates: 34°44′10″N 92°19′52″W / 34.
73611°N 92.33111°WCoordinates: 34°44′10″N 92°19′52″W / 34.73611°N 92.33111°W Country United States State Arkansas County Pulaski Township Big Rock Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831 Government • Type Council-manager • Mayor Mark Stodola (D) • Council Little Rock City Council Area • City 121.30 sq mi (314.16 km2) • Land 118.69 sq mi (307.40 km2) • Water 2.
61 sq mi (6.76 km2) • Metro 4,090.34 sq mi (10,593.94 km2) Elevation 335 ft (102 m) Population (2010) • City 193,524 • Estimate (2016) 198,541 • Rank US: 117th • Density 1,672.81/sq mi (645.87/km2) • Urban 431,388 (US: 88th) • Metro 724,385 (US: 75th) Demonym(s) Little Rocker Time zone CST (UTC-6) • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) ZIP code(s) 72002, 72103, 72201, 72202, 72204, 72205, 72206, 72207, 72209, 72210, 72211, 72212, 72223, 72227 Area code(s) 501 FIPS code 05-41000 GNIS feature ID 0083350 Major airport Adams Field (LIT) Website www.
littlerock.gov 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 "la petite roche" 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 193,524 at the 2010 census. The six county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is ranked 75th in terms of population in the United States with 724,385 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Little Rock is a cultural, economic, government, and transportation center within Arkansas and the South.
Several cultural institutions are in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Little Rock's history is available through history museums, historic districts or neighborhoods like the Quapaw Quarter, and historic sites such as Little Rock Central High School.
The city is the headquarters of Dillard's, Windstream Communications, Acxiom, Stephens Inc., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Heifer International, the Clinton Foundation, and the Rose Law Firm. Other large corporations, such as Dassault Falcon Jet and LM Wind Power have large operations in the city. State government is a large employer, with many offices being in downtown Little Rock.
Two Interstate highways, Interstate 30 and Interstate 40, meet in Little Rock, with the Port of Little Rock serving as a shipping hub. Etymology Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called "le petit rocher" (French: "the little rock"). The "little rock" was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing.
The "little rock" is across the river from "big rock," a large bluff at the edge of the river, which was once used as a rock quarry. History See also: Timeline of Little Rock, Arkansas and History of Arkansas Prehistory Archeological artifacts provide evidence of Native Americans inhabiting Central Arkansas for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The early inhabitants may have been the Folsom people, Bluff Dwellers, and Mississippian culture peoples who built earthwork mounds recorded in 1541 by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.
Historical tribes of the area were the Caddo, Quapaw, Osage, Choctaw, and Cherokee. Little Rock was named for a stone outcropping on the bank of the Arkansas River used by early travelers as a landmark. Le Petit Rocher (French for "the Little Rock"), named in 1722 by French explorer and trader Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, marked the transition from the flat Mississippi Delta region to the Ouachita Mountain foothills.
Travelers referred to the area as "the Little Rock." Though there was an effort to officially name the city "Arkopolis" upon its founding in the 1820s, and that name did appear on a few maps made by the US Geological Survey, the name Little Rock is eventually what stuck. The skyline of Little Rock, viewed from the north bank of the Arkansas River Geography Little Rock is located at 34°44′10″N 92°19′52″W / 34.
73611°N 92.33111°W (34.736009, −92.331122). 2011 astronaut photograph of Little Rock, Arkansas taken from the International Space Station (ISS) According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 116.8 square miles (303 km2), of which, 116.2 square miles (301 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (0.52%) is water. Little Rock is located on the south bank of the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas.
Fourche Creek and Rock Creek run through the city, and flow into the river. The western part of the city is located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Northwest of the city limits are Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle, which provides Little Rock's drinking water. The city of North Little Rock is located just across the river from Little Rock, but it is a separate city. North Little Rock was once the 8th ward of Little Rock.
An Arkansas Supreme Court decision on February 6, 1904, allowed the ward to merge with the neighboring town of North Little Rock. The merged town quickly renamed itself Argenta (the local name for the former 8th Ward), but returned to its original name in October 1917. Neighborhoods Main article: Neighborhoods of Little Rock Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton lived in this 980 square foot (91 m2) house in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock from 1977 to 1979 while he was Arkansas Attorney General.
 Applegate Breckenridge Briarwood Broadmoor Brodie Creek Capitol-Main Historic District Capitol View/Stifft's Station Central High School Historic District Chenal Valley Cloverdale Colony West Downtown East End Fair Park Geyer Springs Governor's Mansion Granite Mountain Gum Springs Hanger Hill Hall High The Heights Highland Park Hillcrest John Barrow Leawood Mabelvale MacArthur Park Marshall Square Otter Creek Paul Laurence Dunbar School Pinnacle Valley Pleasant Valley Pulaski Heights Quapaw Quarter Riverdale Robinwood Rosedale Scott Street St.
Charles South End South Main Street (apartments) South Main Street (residential) South Little Rock Southwest Little Rock Stagecoach Sturbridge Walton Heights Wakefield West End Woodlands Edge Metropolitan area Main article: Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area The 2013 U.S. Census population estimate for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area was 724,385.
The MSA covers the following counties: Pulaski, Faulkner, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, and Saline. The largest cities are Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Jacksonville, Benton, Sherwood, Cabot, Maumelle, and Bryant. Climate Main article: Climate of Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock lies in the humid subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and mild winters, with usually little snow. It has experienced temperatures as low as −12 °F (−24 °C), which was recorded on February 12, 1899, and as high as 114 °F (46 °C), which was recorded on August 3, 2011.
 Climate data for Little Rock (Little Rock Nat'l Airport), 1981−2010 normals, extremes 1875−present[a] Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °F (°C) 83 (28) 87 (31) 91 (33) 95 (35) 98 (37) 107 (42) 112 (44) 114 (46) 106 (41) 97 (36) 86 (30) 80 (27) 114 (46) Average high °F (°C) 50.5 (10.3) 55.1 (12.8) 64.0 (17.8) 73.1 (22.8) 81.1 (27.3) 88.9 (31.6) 92.5 (33.
6) 92.6 (33.7) 85.6 (29.8) 74.8 (23.8) 63.0 (17.2) 52.3 (11.3) 72.8 (22.7) Daily mean °F (°C) 40.8 (4.9) 44.8 (7.1) 53.4 (11.9) 62.1 (16.7) 71.1 (21.7) 79.1 (26.2) 82.8 (28.2) 82.5 (28.1) 75.0 (23.9) 63.7 (17.6) 52.6 (11.4) 43.0 (6.1) 62.6 (17.0) Average low °F (°C) 31.2 (−0.4) 34.5 (1.4) 42.7 (5.9) 51.0 (10.6) 61.1 (16.2) 69.4 (20.8) 73.2 (22.9) 72.4 (22.4) 64.5 (18.1) 52.6 (11.4) 42.2 (5.7) 33.
7 (0.9) 52.4 (11.3) Record low °F (°C) −8 (−22) −12 (−24) 11 (−12) 28 (−2) 38 (3) 46 (8) 54 (12) 52 (11) 37 (3) 27 (−3) 10 (−12) −1 (−18) −12 (−24) Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.55 (90.2) 3.66 (93) 4.68 (118.9) 5.14 (130.6) 4.87 (123.7) 3.65 (92.7) 3.27 (83.1) 2.59 (65.8) 3.18 (80.8) 4.91 (124.7) 5.28 (134.1) 4.97 (126.2) 49.75 (1,263.6) Average snowfall inches (cm) 1.
6 (4.1) 1.3 (3.3) 0.4 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) trace 0.2 (0.5) 3.5 (8.9) Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 8.9 9.1 9.8 9.4 11.1 8.7 8.2 6.4 7.3 8.2 8.9 9.7 105.7 Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.6 0.6 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1.7 Mean monthly sunshine hours 180.9 188.2 244.5 276.7 325.3 346.2 351.0 323.0 271.9 251.0 176.9 166.2 3,101.8 Percent possible sunshine 58 62 66 71 75 80 80 78 73 72 57 54 70 Source: NOAA (sun 1961−1990 at North Little Rock Airport), The Weather Channel Demographics Historical population Census Pop.
%± 1850 2,167 — 1860 3,727 72.0% 1870 12,380 232.2% 1880 13,138 6.1% 1890 25,874 96.9% 1900 38,307 48.1% 1910 45,941 19.9% 1920 65,142 41.8% 1930 81,679 25.4% 1940 88,039 7.8% 1950 102,213 16.1% 1960 107,813 5.5% 1970 132,483 22.9% 1980 159,151 20.1% 1990 175,795 10.5% 2000 183,133 4.2% 2010 193,524 5.7% Est. 2016 198,541  2.6% U.S. Decennial Census As of the 2005–2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.
S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 52.7% of Little Rock's population; of which 49.4% were non-Hispanic whites, down from 74.1% in 1970.Blacks or African Americans made up 42.1% of Little Rock's population, with 42.0% being non-Hispanic blacks. American Indians made up 0.4% of Little Rock's population while Asian Americans made up 2.1% of the city's population. Pacific Islander Americans made up less than 0.
1% of the city's population. Individuals from some other race made up 1.2% of the city's population; of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic. Individuals from two or more races made up 1.4% of the city's population; of which 1.1% were non-Hispanic. In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 4.7% of Little Rock's population. Map of racial distribution in Little Rock, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people: White, Black, Asian, Hispanic or Other (yellow) As of the 2010 census, there were 193,524 people, 82,018 households, and 47,799 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,576.0 people per square mile (608.5/km²). There were 91,288 housing units at an average density of 769.1 per square mile (296.95/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 48.9% White, 42.3% Black, 0.4% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. 6.8% of the population is Hispanic or Latino. There were 82,018 households, out of which 30.
5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.00. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.
7% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85 males. The median income for a household in the city was $37,572, and the median income for a family was $47,446. Males had a median income of $35,689 versus $26,802 for females.
The per capita income for the city was $23,209. 14.3% of the population is below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.9% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Crime In the late 1980s, Little Rock experienced a 51% increase in murder arrests of children under 17, and a 40% increase in among 18- to 24-year-olds. From 1988 to 1992, murder arrests of youths under 18 increased by 256%.
 By the end of 1992, Little Rock reached a record of 61 homicides, but in 1993 surpassed it with 76. It was one of the highest per-capita homicide rates in the country, placing Little Rock fifth in Money Magazine's 1994 list of most dangerous cities. In July 2017, a shootout occurred at the Power Ultra Lounge nightclub in downtown Little Rock. Although there were no deaths, twenty-eight people were injured and one hospitalized.
Economy Downtown Little Rock Dillard's Department Stores, Windstream Communications and Acxiom, Simmons Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Rose Law Firm, Central Flying Service and large brokerage Stephens Inc. are headquartered in Little Rock. Large companies headquartered in other cities but with a large presence in Little Rock are Dassault Falcon Jet near Little Rock National Airport in the eastern part of the city, Fidelity National Information Services in northwestern Little Rock, and Welspun Corp in Southeast Little Rock.
Little Rock and its surroundings are the headquarters for some of the largest non-profit organizations in the world, such as Winrock International, Heifer International, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Clinton Foundation, Lions World Services for the Blind, Clinton Presidential Center, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, FamilyLife, Audubon Arkansas, and The Nature Conservancy.
Associations, such as the American Taekwondo Association, Arkansas Hospital Association, and the Quapaw Quarter Association. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Baptist Health Medical Center, Entergy, Dassault Falcon Jet, Siemens, AT&T Mobility, Kroger, Euronet Worldwide, L'Oréal Paris, Timex, and UAMS are employers throughout Little Rock. One of the largest public employers in the state with over 10,552 employees, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its healthcare partners — Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System—have a total economic impact in Arkansas of about $5 billion per year.
UAMS receives less than 11% of its funding from the state. Its operation is funded by payments for clinical services (64%), grants and contracts (18%), philanthropy and other (5%), and tuition and fees (2%). The Little Rock port is an intermodal river port with a large industrial business complex. It is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 14. International corporations such as Danish manufacturer LM Glasfiber have established new facilities adjacent to the port.
Along with Louisville and Memphis, Little Rock has a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Arts and culture See also: Culture of Arkansas Many cultural sites are located in Little Rock, including: Arkansas Arboretum – Located at Pinnacle Mountain, it has a trail with flora and tree plantings. Arkansas Arts Center – The state's largest art museum, containing drawings, collections, children's theater productions, works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and other works in eight art galleries, a museum school, gift shop and restaurant.
Community Theatre of Little Rock – Founded in 1956, it is the area's oldest performance art company. Arkansas Repertory Theatre – The state's largest professional, not-for-profit theatre company, in its 34th season. "The Rep" produces works such as contemporary comedies, dramas, world premiers, and dramatic literature. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – In its 41st season, the orchestra performs over 30 concerts a year and many events.
Ballet Arkansas – The state's only professional ballet company. Heifer International – Headquarters of the global hunger and poverty relief organization, located adjacent to the Clinton Presidential Center Quapaw Quarter – Start of the 20th century Little Rock consists of three National Register historic districts with at least a hundred buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
Robinson Center Music Hall – The main performance center of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Villa Marre – Built in 1881, it comprises Italianate and Second Empire styles refurbished in the 1960s and shown in the opening scenes of the television show "Designing Women." Wildwood Park for the Arts – The largest park dedicated to the performing arts in the South. It features seasonal festivals and cultural events.
Museums William J. Clinton Presidential Library, in downtown Little Rock The Arkansas Arts Center, the state's largest cultural institution, is a museum of art and an active center for the visual and performing arts. The Museum of Discovery features hands-on exhibits in the fields of science, history and technology. The William J. Clinton Presidential Center includes the Clinton presidential library and the offices of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service.
The Library facility, designed by architect James Polshek, cantilevers over the Arkansas River, echoing Clinton's campaign promise of "building a bridge to the 21st century". The archives and library contains 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of documents, 21 million e-mail messages, and nearly 80,000 artifacts from the Clinton presidency. The museum within the library showcases artifacts from Clinton's term and has a full-scale replica of the Clinton-era Oval Office.
Opened on November 18, 2004, the Clinton Presidential Center cost $165 million to construct and covers 150,000 square feet (14,000 m²) within a 28-acre (113,000 m²) park. The Historic Arkansas Museum is a regional history museum focusing primarily on the frontier time period. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History opened in 2001, the last remaining structure of the original Little Rock Arsenal and one of the oldest buildings in central Arkansas, it was the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur who went on to be the supreme commander of US forces in the South Pacific during World War II.
The Old State House Museum is a former state capitol building now home to a history museum focusing on Arkansas' recent history. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is a state operated history museum focusing on African American history and culture in Arkansas. Theatre Founded in 1976, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre company. A member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT D), The Rep has produced more than 300 productions, such as 40 world premieres, in its building located in downtown Little Rock.
Producing Artistic Director, John Miller-Stephany leads a resident staff of designers, technicians and administrators in the creation of eight to ten productions for an annual audience in excess of 70,000 for MainStage productions, educational programming and touring. The Rep produces works that range from contemporary comedies and dramas to world premiers and the classics of dramatic literature. Outside magazine named Little Rock one of its 2013 Best Towns.
Dozens of parks such as Pinnacle Mountain State Park are located in Little Rock. Government See also: List of mayors of Little Rock, Arkansas The Pulaski County Courthouse is located in Little Rock The city has operated under the city manager form of government since November 1957. In 1993, voters approved changes from seven at-large city directors (who rated the position of mayor among themselves) to a popularly elected mayor, seven ward directors and three at-large directors.
The position of mayor remained a part-time position until August 2007. At that point, voters approved making the mayor's position a full-time position with veto power. The current Mayor is Mark Stodola, a former Little Rock City Attorney and prosecuting attorney. The current City Manager is Bruce T. Moore, who is the longest-serving City Manager in Little Rock history. The city employs over 2,500 individuals in 14 different departments, including the Police Department, the Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, and the Zoo.
Most Pulaski County government offices are located in the city of Little Rock, including the Quorum, Circuit, District, and Juvenile Courts; and the Assessor, County Judge, County Attorney, and Public Defenders offices. Both the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit have judicial facilities in Little Rock. The city is served by the Little Rock Police Department.
Education Colleges and universities Little Rock is home to two universities that are part of the University of Arkansas System: the campuses of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are located in the city. A pair of smaller, historically black colleges, Philander Smith College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and Arkansas Baptist College, are also located in Little Rock.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded in 1927 as Little Rock Junior College, under the supervision of the city Board of Education. In its first semester, there were eight instructors and about 100 students. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a status it has kept since 1929. Housed originally in public school buildings, the college moved in 1949 to another location between University Ave and Fair Park Blvd, North of Asher Ave.
, on land donated by Raymond Rebsamen, a Little Rock businessman. The college was the sole beneficiary of a continuing trust established by former Governor George W. Donaghey at the time. In 1957, the institution began a four-year degree program, became independent and privately supported under a separate board of trustees, and took the name Little Rock University. In September 1969, The Little Rock University merged into the University of Arkansas System, to create the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The University of Arkansas System merger began a period of steady growth, which saw UALR go from about 3,500 students and 75 full-time faculty members in 1969 to about 10,000 students and over 400 full-time faculty members in the 1998 academic year. The university consists of 54 undergraduate major programs, an extensive schedule of night, weekend, and off-campus classes, and various community educational services.
UALR began offering graduate and professional work in 1975. Besides the juris doctor offered at the William H. Bowen School of Law, UALR has three doctoral programs and 29 graduate and professional programs, and joint programs with other campuses of the University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is part of the University of Arkansas System. UAMS has about 2,200 students in six academic units: the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Related Professions, and Public Health and the Graduate School.
UAMS also has more than 660 resident physicians completing their training at UAMS or at one of the seven Area Health Education Centers around the state. UAMS provides hospital and outpatient care, and houses the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.
Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System are affiliates of UAMS. The outreach efforts of UAMS has seven Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Fayetteville, Pine Bluff, El Dorado, Texarkana, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, and Helena, Arkansas; networks of senior health centers and centers for young children with special health care needs; and interactive video education and medical consultation services to community hospitals around the state.
UAMS is the state's largest basic and applied research institution with programs in multiple myeloma, aging, and other areas. Located in downtown is the Clinton School of Public Service, a branch of the University of Arkansas System, which offers master's degrees in public service. Pulaski Technical College has two locations in Little Rock. The Pulaski Technical College Little Rock-South site is located at 13000 Interstate 30 in the former Little Rock Expo building near the Pulaski and Saline County line.
Almost half of the building's 159,000 square feet houses the Pulaski Technical College Transportation Technology Center programs in automotive technology, collision repair technology, commercial driver training, diesel technology, small engine repair technology and motorcycle/all-terrain vehicle repair technology. The Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute and The Finish Line Cafe are located in Little Rock-South.
Breakfast and lunch are offered weekdays. Pulaski Tech offers general and developmental education courses at its Little Rock-South location. There is a Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock associated with the American Baptist Association. The school began as Missionary Baptist College in Sheridan in Grant County. Secondary schools Public schools President Bill Clinton led celebrations of the 40th anniversary of desegregation at Little Rock Central High School.
Little Rock is home to both the Arkansas School for the Blind (ASB) and the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD), which are state-run schools operated by the Board of Trustees of the ASB–ASD. In addition, eStem Public Charter High School and LISA Academy provide tuition-free public education as charter schools. The city's comprehensive public school system is operated by the Little Rock School District (LRSD).
As of 2012, the district consists of 64 schools with more schools being built. As of the 2009–2010 school year, the district has enrollment of 25,685. It has 5 high schools, 8 middle schools, 31 elementary schools, 1 early childhood (pre-kindergarten) center, 2 alternative schools, 1 adult education center, 1 accelerated learning center, 1 career-technical center, and about 3,800 employees. LRSD public high schools include: Hall High School J.
A. Fair Science and Technology Systems Magnet High School Little Rock Central High School McClellan Magnet High School Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School The Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) serves parts of Little Rock. PCSSD high schools are located in the city such as: Mills University Studies High School Joe T. Robinson High School Private schools Various private schools are located in Little Rock, such as: Arkansas Baptist School System Central Arkansas Christian Schools Episcopal Collegiate School Little Rock Catholic High School Little Rock Christian Academy Mount Saint Mary Academy Pulaski Academy Little Rock previously had a Catholic high school for African-Americans, St.
Bartholomew High School; it closed in 1964. The Catholic grade school St. Bartholomew School, also established for African-Americans, closed in 1974. The Our Lady of Good Counsel School closed in 2006. Public libraries The Central Arkansas Library System comprises the main building downtown and numerous branches throughout the city, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Perryville, Sherwood and Wrightsville.
The Pulaski County Law Library is at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Notable places American Taekwondo Association World Headquarters. The American Taekwondo Association [ATA] is based in Little Rock where it hosts the World Taekwondo Championships each summer. The ATA World Headquarters is also headquarters for all of the Songahm Taekwondo organizations such as the American Taekwondo Association, the Songahm Taekwondo Federation and the World Traditional Taekwondo Union.
These combined organizations have millions of members in the USA and worldwide. Arkansas River Trail Arkansas State Capitol – a neo-classical structure with many restored interior spaces, constructed from 1899 to 1915. Big Dam Bridge – The longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America that has never been used by cars or trucks. Clinton Presidential Library Heifer International Little Rock Marathon Little Rock Zoo – Consists of at least 725 animals and over 200 species.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Willow Springs Water Park – one of the first water theme parks in the U.S. built in 1928. A poster traced back to the Cicada 3301 mystery was discovered in downtown Little Rock. Sports Club League Venue Established Championships Arkansas Travelers Texas League Dickey-Stephens Park 1963 7 Little Rock Rangers National Premier Soccer League War Memorial Stadium 2015 0 Little Rock Trojans NCAA Division I (Sun Belt Conference) Jack Stephens Center and Gary Hogan Field 1927 3 Dickey Stephens Park Little Rock is home to the Arkansas Travelers.
They are the AA professional Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Seattle Mariners in the Texas League. The Travelers played their last game in Little Rock at Ray Winder Field on September 3, 2006, and moved into Dickey-Stephens Park in nearby North Little Rock in April 2007. Little Rock was also home to the Arkansas Twisters (later Arkansas Diamonds) of Arena Football 2 and Indoor Football League and the Arkansas RimRockers of the American Basketball Association and NBA Development League.
Both of these teams played at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The city is also home to the Little Rock Trojans, the athletic program of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The majority of the school's athletic teams are housed in the Jack Stephens Center, which opened in 2005. The Trojans play in the Sun Belt Conference, where the Arkansas State Red Wolves are their chief rival. Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium plays host to at least one University of Arkansas Razorback football game each year.
The stadium is known for being in the middle of a golf course. Each fall, the city closes the golf course on Razorback football weekends for fans to tailgate. It is estimated that over 80,000 people are present for the tailgating activities on these weekends. War Memorial also hosts the Arkansas High School football state championships, and starting in the fall of 2006 hosts one game apiece for the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Arkansas State University also plays at the stadium from time to time. Little Rock was a host of the First and Second Rounds of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. It has also been a host of the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament. The now defunct Arkansas RiverBlades and Arkansas GlacierCats, both minor-league hockey teams, were located in the Little Rock area. The GlacierCats of the now defunct Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) played in Little Rock at Barton Coliseum while the RiverBlades of the ECHL played at the Verizon Arena.
Hubert "Geese" Ausbie played basketball at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, where he earned All-Conference and All-American honors. He later gained fame as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. John Kocinski, 250 cc and World Superbike motorcycle racing champion, is from Little Rock. World Champion Middleweight Boxer Jermain Taylor and NBA players Derek Fisher and Joe Johnson were born and/or have roots in Little Rock.
Little Rock is home to the Grande Maumelle Sailing Club. Established in 1959, the club hosts multiple regattas during the year on both Lake Maumelle and the Arkansas River. Media See also: List of newspapers in Arkansas, List of radio stations in Arkansas, and List of television stations in Arkansas Print The Arkansas Democrat Gazette is the largest newspaper in the city, as well as the state. As of March 31, 2006, Sunday circulation is 275,991 copies, while daily (Monday-Saturday) circulation is 180,662, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
The newspaper also published the free tabloid Sync Weekly and the monthly magazine Arkansas Life. Daily legal and real estate news is also provided Monday through Friday in the Daily Record. Healthcare news covered by Healthcare Journal of Little Rock. Entertainment and political coverage is provided weekly in Arkansas Times and monthly in the Little Rock Free Press. Business and economics news is published weekly in Arkansas Business.
Entertainment, Political, Business, and Economics news is published Monthly in "Arkansas Talks" www.Arkansastalks.org In addition to area newspapers, the Little Rock market is served by a variety of magazines covering diverse interests. The publications are: At Home in Arkansas AY Magazine Inviting Arkansas Little Rock Family Little Rock Soiree RealLIVING Television Many television networks have local affiliates in Little Rock, in addition to numerous independent stations.
As for cable TV services, Comcast has a monopoly over Little Rock and much of Pulaski County. Some suburbs have the option of having Comcast, Charter or other cable companies. Television stations in the Little Rock area are: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Call letters Number Network KETS/AETN 2 PBS KETS-2 2.2 Create Arkansas Information Reading Service (audio only, only on SAP; radio reading service) KETS-3 2.
3 PBS Kids KETS-4 2.4 World KARK 4 NBC Laff 4.2 Laff Grit 4.3 Grit KATV 7 ABC KATV-DT2 7.2 Comet TV Charge! 7.3 Charge! TBD 7.4 TBD KTHV 11 CBS THV2 11.2 Antenna TV Justice 11.3 Justice Network Quest 11.4 Quest_(U.S._TV_network) KLRT 16 Fox 16.2 Escape KVTN 25 VTN: Your Arkansas Christian Connection KASN 38 The CW KKAP 36 Daystar KARZ 42 MyNetworkTV KARZ-DT2 42.2 Bounce TV KMYA-DT 49.1 Me-TV Radio This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
AM radio Stations in the Little Rock area are: Call letters Frequency Format KAFN 690 Sports KMTL 760 Gospel KLRT 850 Children's KLRG 880 Gospel KARN 920 Sports Talk WLR 950 Community radio KJBN 1050 Religious KAAY 1090 Christian KPZK 1250 Urban/Hip Hop KZTD 1350 Bright A/C-Talk KDXE 1380 Total Sports KTUV 1440 Gospel FM radio stations in the Little Rock area are: Call letters Frequency Format KABF 88.
3 Community radio KUAR 89.1 News and info KLRE-FM 90.5 Classical KANX 91.1 Religious KUCA 91.3 Classical KIPR 92.3 Mainstream Urban KASR 92.7 Sports KKSP 93.3 Rock KKPT 94.1 Classic Rock KHKN 94.9 Adult Hits KSSN 95.7 Country KHTE-FM 96.5 News/Talk KWLR 96.9 Religious KURB 98.5 Adult Contemporary KDIS-FM 99.5 Religious Talk KDJE 100.3 Active Rock KZTS 101.1 Mainstream Urban KVLO 101.7 Gospel KOKY 102.
1 Urban Adult Contemporary KPZK-FM 102.5 Gospel KARN-FM 102.9 News and Talk KABZ 103.7 Sports Talk KMJX 105.1 Country KOLL 106.3 Regional Mexican KHLR 106.7 Country KLAL 107.7 Top 40 Infrastructure Healthcare Hospitals in Little Rock include: Arkansas State Hospital – Psychiatric Division Arkansas Children's Hospital Arkansas Heart Hospital Baptist Health Medical Center Central Arkansas Veteran's Health care System (CAVHS) Pinnacle Pointe Hospital St.
Vincent Health System UAMS Medical Center Transportation List of highways This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. I-30 terminates at I-40 in North Little Rock Little Rock is served by two primary Interstate Highways and four auxiliary Interstates. I-40 passes through North Little Rock to the north, and I-30 enters the city from the south, terminating at I-40 in the north of the Arkansas River.
Shorter routes designed to accommodate the flow of urban traffic across town include I-430, which bypasses the city to the west, I-440, which serves the eastern part of Little Rock including Clinton National Airport, and I-630 which runs east–west through the city, connecting west Little Rock with the central business district. I-530 runs southeast to Pine Bluff as a spur route. US 70 parallels I-40 into North Little Rock before multiplexing with I-30 at the Broadway exit (Exit 141B).
US 67 and US 167 share the same route from the northeast before splitting. US 67 and US 70 multiplex with Interstate 30 to the southwest. US 167 multiplexes with US 65 and I-530 to the southeast. Rail See also: Little Rock (Amtrak station) Amtrak serves the city twice daily via the Texas Eagle, with northbound service to Chicago and southbound service to San Antonio, as well as numerous intermediate points.
Through service to Los Angeles and intermediate points operates three times a week. The train carries coaches, a sleeping car, a dining car, and a Sightseer Lounge car. Reservations are required. Aviation Main article: Clinton National Airport Six airlines serve 14 national/international gateway cities, e.g. Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte, Orlando etc. from Clinton National Airport. In 2006 they carried approximately 2.
1 million passengers on approximately 116 daily flights to and from Little Rock. In July 2017, a seventh airline, Frontier Airlines, announced that they would be resuming scheduled operations to Denver in 2018. Bus Greyhound Lines serves Dallas and Memphis, as well as intermediate points, with numerous connections to other cities and towns. Jefferson Lines serves Fort Smith, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City, as well as intermediate points, with numerous connections to other cities and towns.
These carriers operate out of the North Little Rock bus station. Public transportation The Metro Streetcar crossing the Arkansas River Main article: Rock Region Metro Within the city, public bus service is provided by the Rock Region Metro, which until 2015 was named the Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA). As of January 2010, CATA operated 23 regular fixed routes, 3 express routes, as well as special events shuttle buses and paratransit service for disabled persons.
Of the 23 fixed-route services, 16 offer daily service, 6 offer weekday service with limited service on Saturday, and one route runs exclusively on weekdays. The three express routes run on weekday mornings and afternoons. Since November 2004, downtown areas of Little Rock and North Little Rock have been additionally served by the Metro Streetcar system (formerly the River Rail Electric Streetcar), also operated by Rock Region Metro.
The Streetcar is a 3.4-mile (5.5 km)-long heritage streetcar system that runs from the North Little Rock City Hall and throughout downtown Little Rock before crossing over to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. The streetcar line has fourteen stops and a fleet of five cars with a daily ridership of around 350. Notable people This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States See also: List of people from Little Rock Kevin Brockmeier (born 1972), author of fantasy and literary fiction Bill Clinton (born 1946), former President of the United States and former governor of the state, lived in the city.
Hillary Clinton (born 1947), American Politician Chelsea Clinton (born 1980), daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was born in Little Rock. John Gould Fletcher (1886–1950), Pulitzer Prize-winning Imagist poet and author. He was born in Little Rock to a family. The Fletcher Branch Library of the Central Arkansas Library System is named after him. Bill Hicks (1961–1994), American comedian and social critic, died at his parents' home in Little Rock.
Amy Lee (born 1981) lead vocalist of rock/metal band Evanescence born in Little Rock. The Little Rock Nine, group of nine African American students who were enrolled in 1957 in Little Rock Central High School and were initially prevented by the state government from entering the racially segregated school. The group was ultimately allowed to attend after the federal government intervened. Among other accomplishments and accolades, they all received the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP in 1958 and the Congressional Gold Medal from President Bill Clinton in 1999.
Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964), U.S. general, was born in Little Rock. Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991), cellist and advocate for avant-garde music born in Little Rock. Brooks Robinson (born 1937), Hall of Fame 3rd baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. Born in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1955. Winthrop Rockefeller (1912–1973), businessman, philanthropist, and the first Republican governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction and the grandson of John D.
Rockefeller, lived in the city and in Conway County. Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist. Born in Little Rock. Sheryl Underwood (born 1963), Emmy-winning co-host of The Talk, stand-up comedian, and actress, was born in Little Rock. Sam Walton (born 1918), American Businessman and Entrepreneur, died in Little Rock, AR in 1992 (Aged 74) Sister cities Kaohsiung, Taiwan – 1983 Hanam, Gyeonggi, South Korea – 1992 Changchun, People's Republic of China – 1994 Ragusa, Italy (Emeritus) Mons, Belgium (Emeritus) Pachuca, Mexico (Emeritus) Caxias do Sul, Brazil – 2017  Friendship cities Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom – 1999 La Petite-Pierre, France (Emeritus) See also Arkansas Metropolitan Areas Baptist Missionary Association of America Jack Stephens Center List of capitals in the United States Little Rock Air Force Base National Register of Historic Places listings in Little Rock, Arkansas USS Little Rock (CL-92) USS Little Rock (LCS-9) Notes ^ Official records for Little Rock began on 28 February 1875 at the State Capitol and maintained there until 30 April 1942.
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S.; The South, Fourth Edition, Volume 1, Linda Schmittroth, 2001 Greater Little Rock: a contemporary portrait, Letha Mills, 1990 How We Lived: Little Rock as an American City, Frederick Hampton Roy, 1985 Morgan, James. "Little Rock: The 2005 American Heritage Great American Place" American Heritage, October 2005. O'Donnell, William W. (1987). The Civil War Quadrennium: A Narrative History of Day-to-Day Life in Little Rock, Arkansas During the American War Between Northern and Southern States 1861-1865 (2nd ed.
). Little Rock, Ark.: Civil War Round Table of Arkansas. LCCN 85-72643 – via Horton Brothers Printing Company. Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970, John A. Kirk, 2002. External links Find more aboutLittle Rock, Arkansasat Wikipedia's sister projects Definitions from Wiktionary Media from Wikimedia Commons Texts from Wikisource Travel guide from Wikivoyage Data from Wikidata Government Official website Services at Rock Region METRO General information Geographic data related to Little Rock, Arkansas at OpenStreetMap Little Rock, Arkansas at City-Data.
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Various Important Art Principles have evolved complete various eras, with the switching artists' perceptions of processing, analyzing, and responding to varied art types. Their imaginative expressions are actually explored by their creation, efficiency, and participation in arts. Every single historical era has offered novel contribution of historical and cultural contexts for producing the true secret Arts Fundamentals from the appropriate interval. Visual Arts aid artists assimilate the key Arts Concepts of Symmetry, Colour, Sample, Distinction and the variances involving one or more things inside the composition. The true secret Art Concepts of Visual Arts assist understand and distinguish in between the scale for instance, Symmetry & Asymmetry, Positive & Negative Space, Light & Dark, Solid & Transparent, and Large & Small.See Also: Pacific Northwest Tribal Art
Art plays a vibrant role during the personal life from the individual as well as within the social and economic development in the nation. The study of Visual arts encourages personal development along with the awareness of both our cultural heritage as well as the role of artwork while in the society. The learner acquires personal knowledge, skills and competencies through activities in Visual arts. When one studies Visible arts, he/she would come to appreciate or realize that art is an integral part of everyday life.
Art & Galleries Mulgara Gallery Mulgara Gallery opens a window into the unique world of Australian and Indigenous arts and crafts. The gallery offers a superb selection of original dot-paintings, artworks, hand-crafted glassware, jewellery, pottery, textiles, metal and leather-work. The gallery showcases a range of Central Australian Indigenous art representing the many different regional styles.
Located at Sails in the DesertOpen daily 8.30am to 5.00pm Mingkiri Arts Mingkiri Arts offers an extensive selection of Australian hand crafted glassware, jewellery, pottery, zebra rock and Central Australian Indigenous artworks. A further selection of Indigenous artwork can be found at Arnguli restaurant's revolving art exhibition space.Located at Desert Gardens HotelOpen daily 8.30am to 5.00pm Wintjiri Arts and Museum This Indigenous art gallery exhibits the works of our Artist in Residence, watch the artist at work and purchase one of the artworks as a unique souvenir.
The retail area showcases local Anangu products including jewellery, postcards, cushions, textiles, kitchen ware.Located adjacent to Desert Gardens HotelOpen daily 8.30am to 5.00pm Artist in Residence The Resort's highly successful 'Artist in Residence' program selects Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists and craftspeople to take up residence for a month at a time to create art pieces in situ, exhibit and sell their work.
The program showcases a diverse range of mediums and creative responses to the unique location of the Red Centre and provides a special opportunity to meet and watch these talented artists at work.Locations:Wintjiri Arts & Museum, adjacent to Desert Gardens HotelMingkiri Arts, at Desert Gardens Hotel Did you know? Anangu paintings are created for religious and ceremonial expression and for teaching and storytelling.
Several rock shelters at the base of Uluru provide visitors with the opportunity to observe evidence of this ancient tradition. The paintings are of considerable historic and cultural significance to Anangu, who continue to ensure their preservation and protection. Symbols The symbols and figures in the caves at Uluru are similar to those found at many sites throughout Central Australia. These include geometric symbols such as concentric circles, figures representing animal tracks, and the outlines of animals.
Artists can use these symbols to represent different meanings. The concentric circles symbol is a good example of how artists often use the same symbol to represent many things. In some paintings, concentric circles may mean a waterhole or a camping place. In others, the same symbol may indicate a tjala (honey ant) nest, or ili (native fig). The symbol usually represents a site that is a part of an intricate story being recorded and told by the artist.
The true meanings of the rock paintings at Uluru rest with the artists and their descendants. Colours Anangu make paints from natural mineral substances mixed with water and sometimes with animal fat. They most commonly use red, yellow, orange, white, grey and black pigments. Red, yellow and orange pigments are iron-stained clays called ochres. Calcite and ash are used to make white pigment and calcite and charcoal are used to make black pigment.
Calcite is a chalky mineral which occurs naturally in calcrete deposits common in this area. To learn more about Anangu art join a Maruku Dot Painting Workshop or visit the Cultural Centre inside the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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