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'Pearling & Shelling on the White River at Jacksonport State Park

(Source: Arkansas State Parks) (Source: Arkansas State Parks)
NEWPORT, AR (KAIT/Arkansas State Parks) -

Discover the fascinating world of White River pearling as the residents of Jacksonport experienced it at the turn of the 20th century. See the equipment used by divers and learn about the multitude of uses for the mussel shells. Most especially, learn about the most coveted prize of all – the perfect fresh water pearl.  Join the fun on this free adventure on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 3:215 pm.  Just meet up with the Park Interpreter at the Jacksonport Courthouse Museum.  You can call (870) 523-2143 for more information.

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