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Remove "Welcome to Arkansas, the Natural State" heading?

I wonder whether it would be a good idea to remove the abovementioned heading from this page. The page already has a title "Arkansas" above. This heading makes the page feel like a tourism site. I think that'll contribute to the page's bounce rate -- the number of users who come to the page, realize it's not what they want, and bounce off to another site. A state's motto such as "The Volunteer State" or others don't seem to lend genealogical value, so I wonder if we should nix these redundant "titles" on state pages to free up the initial screen for genealogically valuable information that is otherwise pushed further down on the page? RitcheyMT 16:38, 31 January 2011 (UTC) 

Start of a good article about Arkansas.  There are some spacing problems between section.  This article needs citations added.  There are several red links in the Early Migration Routes section.

Please address these needs so that we can consider using this article as a featured article on the main page.


Featured Article Committee members

Old info to be Integrated to other pages by Danielle


This article is about the southern U.S. state. For other uses, see Arkansas (disambiguation).

Arkansas Genealogical Society

White River in northern Arkansas
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The best collection of published biographies in Arkansas is at the University of Arkansas Library. Also search the biographical sections of statewide, regional, and county histories for biographical information. In 1889 and 1890 the Goodspeed Publishing Company published a series of regional biographical encyclopedias. Most have recently been reprinted and are indexed. For further details see Arkansas Biography.

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