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"Walks through History" in Downtown Newport

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You can learn a lot of history by taking a walk this weekend.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Jackson County Historical Society, hosts the next "Walks through History" Saturday in Newport.  

This presentation will take you on a journey through historic Downtown Newport, which became one of the Delta's most important river crossings in the late 1800s.

Located on a bend in the White River where the landscape transitions from the Ozark foothills to the flatlands of the Delta, the town grew after the arrival of the Cairo & Fulton Railroad in the early 1870s.

In 1891, the residents of Jackson County voted to move the county seat from Jacksonport to Newport. 

The free walking tour begins Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at the Newport First United Methodist Church, 217 Laurel Street. The free tour will last about two hours. 

For more information, call Rachel Silva at (501) 324-9788.

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