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Legacies & Lunch

Featuring: Rachel Patton, “Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places”

Rachel Patton, executive director of Preserve Arkansas, will talk about the organization’s 2019 list of Arkansas’s Most Endangered Places and give updates on its efforts to save endangered historic places throughout the state. Preserve Arkansas is the only statewide nonprofit advocate for the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places. The Most Endangered Places list, which was started twenty years ago, is announced annually and serves as an advocacy tool to increase awareness and generate conversations about saving the places that matter to Arkansans.

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The New Madrid Earthquakes and Their Aftermath in Quapaw Country, 1811-1833

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The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811–1812 were the strongest earthquakes in the North American interior in the last six centuries. Across the vast expanse of land the seismic events affected, people struggled to address the earthquakes’ religious meaning and material impact. This talk focuses on the earthquakes in Quapaw country, where the events featured in recorded Quapaw oral histories and became a factor in Quapaw territorial dispossession through the New Madrid Relief Act of 1815.

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The New Madrid Earthquakes and Their Aftermath in Quapaw Country, 1811-1833

About the Program

The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811–1812 were the strongest earthquakes in the North American interior in the last six centuries. Across the vast expanse of land the seismic events affected, people struggled to address the earthquakes’ religious meaning and material impact. This talk focuses on the earthquakes in Quapaw country, where the events featured in recorded Quapaw oral histories and became a factor in Quapaw territorial dispossession through the New Madrid Relief Act of 1815.

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