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Wesley Clark , MacArthur[edit]

General Douglass MacArthur was only born in Arkansas (on a military base, were his father had a short assignment). On the other hand, General Wesley Clark was born in Chicago, but grew up in Arkansas. Clark is best listed as being "from" Arkansas, since that was where he was raised. MacArthur did not grow up there, was only born there and lived there for a very short time. Thus (although a great historic figure) MacArthur, wasn't really an Arkansan, except in name, while Wesley Clark, who wasn't born there, really is.

2602:306:BDA0:97A0:2D09:CBF1:6C8D:D5C7 (talk) 22:56, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Whites vs European[edit]

I take objection to the recent insertion of "whites" over European Americans in the demographics section. The term whites has little useful meaning in the context when the paragraph is specifically talking about particular ethnic groups from Europe. I suppose it's not a big deal, but it sounds too vague for that particular paragraph. I actually think the whole sentence might be worth removing as unhelpful or uninformative. Scarlettail (talk) 22:00, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Pronunciation of Arkansas Territory name[edit]

According to this source, Arkansas Terrirory was originally named "Arkansaw", but there were spelling variations "Arkansas" and "Arkansa" until 1822 when "Arkansas" became standardized. How were the name variants pronounced? I googled it, but found nothing. --Синкретик (talk) 09:45, 10 January 2015 (UTC) It is pronounced Are-can-saw (talk) 03:41, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Cities and Towns[edit]

I'd asked this before, but what is the administrative differences between being a town and being a city in Arkansas, if any? If there is no administrative difference, is there some kind of population limit at which a town becomes a city? It would help to know since town and cities are listed in seperate categories on pages for Arkansas counties. --Criticalthinker (talk) 04:54, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

I can only provide you with a link to the Arkansas Municipal League. They have several email addresses and phone numbers that you might try, including the administrative offices. If you contact them and they provide you with a definitive answer, I do hope you'll share their reply. Good luck! Curley Wolf (talk) 02:25, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Searching the site, I was able to find this: . It seems that there are some legal differences as it relates to powers (and responsibility and accountability). There seems to be cities of two classes and then incorporated towns which have even less independence/responsibility. Maybe someone more familiar with the state could summarize these differences in a paragraph of two on this page. --Criticalthinker (talk) 01:41, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Again, I can only refer you back to the original link and suggest that you contact the source directly. Any unauthorized answer you receive here will not serve you well at all. By the way, the ACA numbers are Arkansas State Statutes (Laws) for which you may search, but, the path to your original answer is to contact the source directly. Cheers! Curley Wolf (talk) 02:14, 2 August 2016 (UTC)