History Timeline

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1722
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Bernard de la Harpe made the first recorded journey up the Arkansas River. He was possibly the first European to see Mount Magazine.

1817
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The first garrison was established at Fort Smith.

1819
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Thomas Nuttall explored the Arkansas River, illustrating Pinnacle Mountain, Mount Nebo, and Arkansas plants and wildlife, and describing the Europeans and Native Americans he encountered. He left us an excellent description of territorial Arkansas. Nuttall drew a map of the area and labeled what we now call Mount Magazine as "Cassette".

1853
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An act of Congress granted right-of-way land to a railroad company which included Mount Magazine.

1861
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1861-1865 During the Civil War men living in the Petit Jean River Valley occasionally hid out on Snake Knob, on the southern side of Mount Magazine, from bushwhackers and Union troops.

1878
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T.M.C. Birmingham settled on the western part of the mountain near what is now called Dripping Springs.

1880
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Benjamin H. Benefield was granted land on the southeastern leg of the mountain.

1885
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Friedrich August Morsbach received his homestead certificate, signed by President Grover Cleveland, for land on the northeastern leg of the mountain.

1886
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Charles C. Brown was granted land near what is now called Brown Spring. Albert Morsbach purchased 80 acres on what is now Mossback Ridge from a railroad company for $2.50 per acre.

1893
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Will P. Greenfield and his mother establish a home at what is now the Greenfield Picnic Area.

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