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Images of Modern America- Jacksonville

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Reconized throughout the state as Arkansas's fastest growing city, jacksonille evolved from a settlement surrounding the railroad depot, eventually incorporating as a town in 1941.   The population sorded when the exceedingly large Ordnance Plant was built during WWII. The plant's footprints included much of present day Jacksonville and employed upwards of 20,000 people. The migration northward from larger cities to this bustling suburban town has created an astonding contemporay history. With the advent of the nucluear age in 1955, Jacksonville took its place a a member of the Strategic Air Command family with its neigbor, the Little Rock Air Force Base. This book presents the town's history from 1960's forward and showcases local accomplishments from the last 50 years.

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