Scott, Cordie, and I stood on Stout’s Point where Petit Jean State Park gets it’s name.  While exploring this Arkansas State Park we found the grave site of what is thought belongs to a young French girl who disguised herself as a cabin boy to secretly accompany her fiance to the “New World”.  She had become deathly ill and requested to be buried at this spot.  Here, looking out over the Arkansas River, Blue Point, and Ada Vally you can almost understand her last request.

Date of Statehood: June 15, 1836

Capital: Little Rock

Size: 53,178 square miles

Number of Counties:  75

Nickname(s): The Natural State; The Land of Opportunity

Motto: Regnat populous (“The people rule”)

Tree: Pine

Flower: Apple Blossom

Bird: Mockingbird

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