DeValls Bluff Event

January 25, 2011

The Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation ( will be hosting a Civil War event that is a commemoration of the pivotal role that De Valls Bluff played in the Civil War. It will start at 9 a.m. on April 23rd at the Prairie County Community Center in De Valls Bluff at 710 East Sycamore Street.(Old High School Auditorium)It will last until around 3 p.m. There will be speakers on the local history and the war, the dedication of five Civil War markers to placed in the area, Miss Ellie and Sgt. Lewis will give stunning presentations in period dress on the surprising roles of women in the war and the different flags that were used and the confusion and mayhem they caused, A beautiful Civil War chapel sevice by Rick Meadows with period gospel singing, a presentation by Roger Spilman of Lower White River Museum on the life of a soldier and Cannon fire by crews in period dress. There will also be a musket that children and adults will be allowed to fire with supervision and signed permission slips by a parent or guardian that will be provided. There will be refreshments for lunch in the Harvest Room of the center.Come join us for a stunning and surprising look of the rich history of De Valls Bluff. Any questions about the event, please contact Stacy Sawyer at 870-659-5652 or

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