Arkansas: 'Gone with the Wind'

We had a 460 mile drive today but we couldn't speed past the state of Arkansas and not see something.


I knew we didn't want to visit a large city so we found an item of interest in North Little Rock. Wow. This magical park is home to a historic re-creation of an 1880's water-powered grist mill.
All the sculptures in the park were created by SeƱor Dionicio Rodriguez in 1933. The 'wood' is really cement mixed by hand to give it the texture necessary to make it look like wood, a style called Faux Bois.
The Old Mill, a favorite attraction that provides both a glimpse of history and a very beautiful photographic opportunity, was the perfect place for us to explore. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, an oasis of  tranquility.


Interestingly, it is most famous for being in the opening credits of Gone with the Wind and it is believed to be the only remaining structure from the movie. If we were to only see one thing in Arkansas, we chose wisely.

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4 comments:

Nick and Deb's Excellent Adventure said...

Jee Wiz you find everything cool to see! I love these pictures. You must be pooped after all those miles!

Jennifer Sweatt said...

Wow. Beautiful place. Thanks for another great sleuthing.

For Travel's Sake said...

Love the mill pictures!
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North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau said...

Thank you for stopping by North Little Rock! So glad you had a chance to enjoy The Old Mill, come back soon.

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