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This page arranges a collection of dates and events as recorded by the group along with its source and documentation.

 

 

Historical Date Event Source Notes Memo
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March 3  H. R. 321 read before Congress concerning road from Washington to Jackson,  March 3, 1830, second reading

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875  Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 21st Congress, 1st Session [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llhb&fileName=012/llhb012.db&recNum=227] 12 Jun.  2005.

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1831        
August 6 Richard DC. Collins makes a report to the Quartermaster General regarding "a plot for a rout (sic) for a road, from this place (Washington Hempstead Cty Ark Territory) to Jackson A. T.

"Richard DC. Collins to the Quartermaster General", Territorial Papers, Volume XX, (               )361, 362.

   
1832        
1833 German immigrants Sandherr,  at Fourche Creek; Rosenbaum at Dogwood Springs; Heilman at Little Rock; von Grollman, Hilger and Turoski at Little Red River; all listed as 1833 immigrants and settlers to Arkansas

Ruth Yingling Rector.  "Arkansas Territory:  The Settling of a German Colony, German Emigrants Settled in Central Arkansas Arkansas Gazette Sunday Magazine, 4E. 9 May. 1976

Includes general map by author with location of homesteads.

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February

Dogwood Springs (Pulaski County, now Saline County) becomes Collegeville P.O. with Major Ezra Owen Postmaster

Ruth Fleming Beaty and Bernice Spraggins McCurdy, eds., Saline County:  Recollections of Early Settlers. Benton Arkansas, n.p., 1986

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February 25

H. R.  716 read before the Senate concerning a road from Washington to Columbia, February 25, 1835

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 23rd Congress, 2nd Session, H. R. 716 [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llhb&fileName=019/llhb019.db&recNum=370] 12 Jun. 2005.

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