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Little Rock Essential Info


Little Rock became the capital of the Arkansas Territory in 1819 and of the state of Arkansas in 1836. The metropolitan area population was 717,666 in 2012 census estimate. The Combined Statistical area population which includes Pine Bluff had 893,610 in the 2012 census estimate. The city proper had 193,524 in 2010.

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  1. Brown-n-serve rolls were invented in the 1930s at Meyer’s Bakery in Little Rock.
  2. No vehicles are allowed at the Big Dam Bridge in Little Rock, the country’s longest pedestrian and cycling bridge.
  3. Little Rock is the birthplace of the original “cheese dog,” which was invented in 1956 at the Finkbeiner Meat Packing Co.
  4. On October 14, 1990, the world’s largest soda float was created in Little Rock at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.
  5. The William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock houses one of the largest archival collections in American presidential history.

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