Keychain Representing Arkansas
Now you can purchase a key chain for Arkansas State to remind you of the many attractions you will find upon your visit to this state. Arkansas consists of 600,000 acres of lakes, 9700 miles of rivers and streams, six national park sites, 2.5 million acres of national forests, seven national scenic byways and three state scenic byways, and only fifty state parks.
Famous people from the state of Arkansas include; country singer Johnny Cash, Sam Walton who opened his first Wal-Mart store in 1962 in Bentonville, World War Two General Douglas Macarthur, and popular musician and composer Scott Joplin.
Arkansas derives its name from the Sioux word acansa, meaning “downstream place.” Pine Bluff is known to the world as the center for archery production and Alma is known as the “spinach capital of the world.” Lastly, when you purchase your Arkansas keyring, remember to buy some milk. There should be no shortage of this drink since it’s the official beverage of the state known as “The Natural State.”
The Great Seal & Flag
The Great Seal of Arkansas is displayed on one side of the keychain. It presents an eagle at the bottom of the seal, with a scroll in its beak, inscribed with “Regnat Populus.” The eagle also has bundle of arrows in one of its talons and an olive branch in the other with a shield covering its breast and engraved with a steamboat on top, a plow and a beehive in the middle, with a sheaf of wheat at the bottom. The seal also features the Goddess of Liberty at the top with a wreath in her right hand and a pole in her left with the liberty cap perched atop it, surrounded by a circle of stars with a circle of rays to the outside, to the left is the figure of an angel, inscribed “Mercy”, and to the right is a sword, inscribed “justice”, with the words “Seal of the State of Arkansas” surrounding all of that.
Arkansas’s state flag is depicted on the reverse side of the key chain. Displayed on the flag is a diamond etched into a red field in the background. The diamonds symbolize the only location in North America where diamonds were discovered and mined. The twenty-five stars represent Arkansas being the 25th state to join the Union. The center of the diamond is white with the word Arkansas in the middle and four stars. The three stars underneath represent Spain, France, and the United States that ruled the territory that includes Arkansas and the top star represents Arkansas being a member of the Confederacy during the Civil War. This key ring, along with other memorabilia, are now selling at our online souvenir shop.