Craighead County Court House
1934 Art Deco-style public building
Listed in National Register of Historic Places
on September 11, 1998.
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I wish I could photograph every one of these.
This is the 16,000 pound anchor off the bow of the nuclear
powered guided missile cruiser USS Arkansas, CGN - 41. This
anchor was placed here in grateful memory of those who served
aboard her. Four ships of the United States Navy and one of the
Confederate States have borne the name Arkansas. The first USS
Arkansas was a wooden hulled barkentine - rigged steamer in the
American Civil War. The second, BM - 7 was a single turreted
monitor. The third USS Arkansas, BB - 33, a Wyoming-class
battleship, saw action in the Mexican - American war, WWI, and
WWII including combat action against the Japanese at Iwo Jima
and Okinawa. CGN-41 was 586 feet long, 63 feet at the beam and
displaced 1,600 tons. She was powered by two nuclear power
plants. Her crew was 45 officers and 540 enlisted. The ship was
armed with antiaircraft and tomahawk cruise missiles. It
participated in Desert Storm in 1991. She was launched in 1978
and decommissioned in 1998. After CGN - 41 was decommissioned
Craighead County Judge Dale Haas requested that Governor Mike
Huckabee assist in securing the anchor from the Arkansas for
display as part of our veterans monument.
The plaque was donated by Paragould Monument Co.
Hattie W. Caraway A.B., L.L. D.
February 1, 1878 - December 22, 1950
Tennessee Native - Arkansas Daughter
A Good Southern Wife in the Best Traditional Sense
First - Elected Woman U.S. Senator
First - Woman to preside over the Senate
First - Woman Chairman of a Senate Committee
New dealer and political liberal.
Possessed of mind, courage, and convictions.
In all things she stood for the interest of her people.
By Hoe and Hope Garden Club - 1975.
United Spanish War Veterans
Erected by Department of Arkansas
Auxiliary U.S.W.V. 1940
Battery C, 206th
Coast Artillery (AA)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska
206th Coast Artillery
Killed in Action World War II
Joseph J. Eble
John H. Franklin
Owen "H" Lynch
Sons of the American Revolution
G. Glisson - President
B. Atkinson - Secretary
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