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The Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month
to conduct business, enjoy an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker
and for fellowship and snacks.


Special meetings are occasionally held at other locations.
Announcements regarding special meetings
will be made in The Baxter Bulletin, on KTLO, and posted on this website.



Our Meeting for Tuesday, August 23

John McClarty, President
Trail of Tears Association



Meeting Time:
Fourth Tuesday

 of the month

 at 6:00 p.m. 


  Meeting Location:

 The Knox Room at the

 Donald J. Reynolds
Library Serving

 Baxter County

John McLarty of the Arkansas Trail of Tears Association
to Speak at Our August Meeting

     John McClarty of Fayetteville, President of the Arkansas Trail of Tears Association and Arkansas' official delegate to the National Trail of Tears Association, will be our Guest Speaker on August 23.


     The Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) is a non-profit, membership organization formed in 1993 to support the creation, development, and interpretation of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Designated as a national historic trail by Congress in 1987, the Trail commemorates the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands in the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) in 1838 - 1839.


     In 1993, the Association entered into a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service (NPS) to promote and engage in the protection and preservation of Trail of Tears National Historic Trail resources; to promote awareness of the Trail's legacy, including the effects of the U.S. Government's Indian Removal Policy on the Cherokees and other tribes (primarily the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek, and Seminole); and to perpetuate the management and development techniques that are consistent with the National Park Service's trail plan.


     TOTA, a citizens' organization of national and international members, has state chapters in the nine states through which the Trail traverses. These states are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. State chapters address the more specific issues in each state, such as membership development, chapter organization and other efforts that assist the Association and the National Park Service in achieving their goals and objectives.

In the Knox Room of The Donald W. Reynolds Library
Serving Baxter County, at 300 Library Hill. The meeting is free
and everyone is welcome to attend.


 For further information please call 425-2551.

For More Information:  Contact us


The Baxter County Library is located at the intersection of

South College Street and the Sheid-Hopper Bypass


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Meeting Time:

4th Tuesday

of the month