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Arkansas Post

Gillett, Arkansas
County of Arkansas.
8 miles southeast of Gillett on Arkansas 1 and 169
National Register Number: 66000198
Resource type: District.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - department store. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AR-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: National Memorial; www.nps.gov/arpo.
Web Site: www.nps.gov/arpo.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Established in 1686 by Henri de Tonti, a lieutenant of La Salle, this trading post near the mouth of the Arkansas River was the first successful French settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Apparently abandoned and later reclaimed by the French in the 18th century, Arkansas Post went on to serve the Spanish and, later, the Territory of Arkansas. Its position on the river necessitated frequent changes of location; this is the post's final location.

There are no new threats to the landmark.

There is the possibility that Arkansas Post National Monument will be acquiring some adjacent additional acreage.

Recommendation/Change since last report:

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