Arkansas City

Arkansas City

(ärkăn`zəs), city (1990 pop. 12,762), Cowley co., S Kans., at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers, near the Okla. border; inc. 1872. Located in an agricultural and oil region (rich oil fields were discovered in 1914), it has flour mills and oil refineries; transportation equipment and mobile homes are manufactured. Arkansas City was the starting point for the "run" (1893) of thousands of homesteaders into the Cherokee StripCherokee Strip
or Cherokee Outlet,
a narrow piece of land in N Oklahoma. Bounded on the north by the Kansas border, it has an area of more than 6 million acres (2.4 million hectares).
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; a marker south of the city commemorates the event. The Cherokee Strip Living Museum is nearby.
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Delta Heritage Trail State Park--The southern terminus of this rail-to-trail conversion begins in historic downtown Arkansas City.
They led him to modern-day Arkansas City, Kansas--and specifically, Adam's grandmother's backyard.
Union State Bank has USD300m in total assets and seven full-service banking locations in Arkansas City, Udall, Winfield, and Wichita.
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM, August 30, 2016 in the Conference Room, Division of Building Authority, Construction Section, 501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 101N, Little Rock, Arkansas for the following: Construction of Delta Heritage Trail Phase III, Arkansas City Trailhead located in Arkansas City, Arkansas for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism PR #9001621R There will be a Pre-Bid Conference to be held at 11:00 AM on August 16, 2016 at Arkansas City City Hall, 606 Sprague Street, Arkansas City, AR 71630.
Two buffaloes are on the run in a central Arkansas city after authorities failed to round up all of an escaped herd.
Selected municipalities include Arkansas City, Batesville, Cherokee Village and McGehee in Arkansas; Lecompte and Natchitoches in Louisiana; and Arcola, Alligator, Coldwater, Hernando, Lexington, Mound Bayou, Okolona, Starkville and Wesson in Mississippi.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- One year after its inception, the $50 million El Dorado Promise scholarship program has provided a much-needed economic boost to the south Arkansas city, Mayor Mike Dumas said.
The first commercial application is an 11-oz ready-to-drink coffee bottle from Kanpak, Arkansas City, Kan.
Testing all the cattle processed at the Arkansas City plant would cost Creekstone about $6 million annually, but officials have contended that regaining lost markets would more than pay for the additional cost.
Born in 1918 in Arkansas City, Arkansas, Johnson--a grandson of slaves--gained his relentless drive from his late mother, Gertrude Johnson Williams.
Wearing fancy hats and high heels, suits and ties, they gathered under a large tent at the courthouse square in Arkansas City to honor their native son, a man who had succeeded against the odds, defied conventional wisdom, and amounted to more than anyone in the heart of the Delta thought that anyone from the heart of the Delta could.
The company will conduct random testing for both growth promotants and antibiotic residues at the processing plant in Arkansas City, KS.

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