Dual State Monument

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Dual State Monument
Dual State Monument is located in Arkansas
Dual State Monument
Nearest city Aurelle, Arkansas
Coordinates 33°0′39″N 92°22′5″W / 33.01083°N 92.36806°W / 33.01083; -92.36806Coordinates: 33°0′39″N 92°22′5″W / 33.01083°N 92.36806°W / 33.01083; -92.36806
Area less than one acre
Built 1931 (1931)
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 99001354[1]
Added to NRHP September 11, 2000

The Dual State Monument is a monument located on the border of Union County, Arkansas, and Union Parish, Louisiana. The monument was built in 1931 to mark the centennial of the establishment of the Arkansas-Louisiana state line. It also marks the birthplace of Arkansas governor George Washington Donaghey, who commissioned the monument after his retirement. The monument features Art Deco bas-relief carvings on its east and west sides. The east side features popular modes of transportation in 1831, including a steamboat, stagecoach, and covered wagon. The west side displays a locomotive, automobile, and airplane to represent the modes of transportation common in 1931. The monument was the first Art Deco-inspired sculpture erected in Arkansas.[2]

The monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 11, 2000.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Christ, Mark (July 24, 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Dual State Monument". National Park Service. Retrieved March 25, 2014.