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     Joe David Rice to speak on Arkansas Backstories

Joe David Rice, author of “Arkansas Backstories: Quirks, Characters, and Curiosities of theNatural State,” will be at the Coronado Center Library in Hot Springs Village to discuss his book on March 5 at 2 p.m.

This event, hosted by the Saline County Library, will be open to the public. Attendees can hear Rice talk about the lesser-known aspects of America’s twenty-fifth state. In his book, “Arkansas Backstories: Quirks, Characters, and Curiosities of the Natural State,” Rice uses short essays and illustrations to showcase the things that make Arkansas so special, from evidence thatAbraham Lincoln lived in northeast Arkansas to the connections between Arkansas and the Texas fight for independence.

If you’re interested in Arkansas history, this will be the perfect opportunity to hear from a native Arkansan who knows the ins and outs of our state. The retired tourism director of Arkansas will be releasing volume two of his “Arkansas Backstories” series in the spring of 2019.

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