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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2008
    Bryant Arkansas
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    Camp Shaver, 1911 at MacArthur Park



    MacArthur park was a US Government Arsenal in 1837 and used
    by the Confederates during the Civil War. In 1893 it was donated
    to the city for use as a park.

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    Little Rock hosted the 21st annual United Confederate Veterans
    Reunion on May 16 through 18, 1911,

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    An estimated 6,000 veterans were expected to attend but the
    reunion drew more than 140,000 people, including approximately
    12,000 veterans, making it the largest event in Little Rock history
    until William Jefferson Clinton’s election night in 1992.

    The city erected a veterans’ camp at MacArthur Park,

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    They even had a hot air balloon,

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    The camp was named for Confederate Colonel Robert Glenn
    “Fighting Bob” Shaver of the Seventh Arkansas Infantry, and
    Shaver served as commander of the camp during the reunion.

    In this photo of soldiers at the reunion, Shaver is the third from
    the left on the front row,

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    I believe this is where the recent finds I made at MacArthur Park
    came from,

    Chess piece,

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    In 1965 I was in the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We camped
    out at MacArthur park during the CW Centennial and made musket
    balls for curious on-lookers.

    This is one of those I found over 50 years later,

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    Hope you enjoyed Camp Shaver,

    Tabdog

    Tabdog in Arkie Land

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2004
    Mena Arkansas
    Garrett Ace 250,Garrett ProPointer....
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Camp Shaver, 1911 at MacArthur Park

    I live in Mena and there is a house here that was Colonel Shaver's house that is now a bed and breakfast.. It is located about 3 blocks from where I live...It has been restored and is in beautiful condition.....He lived here up until he died.....

 

 

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