Quack a Piece of the Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

With J.J. Kwashnak and Russ Minton

August 2011

The state capital of Arkansas is in Little Rock. What people don't realize is that there really was a "little rock" that lined the bank of the Arkansas River and was where a popular river crossing was located.  Years later this rock had been chipped away, moved and diminished. In the 1800's the rock was blown up to make way for a railroad bridge. Part of it was saved and put with a plaque in front of city hall and dubbed Le Petite Roche. Years later it was moved to the riverside park, where the Duck found it.  

A little rock in Little Rock

Another piece of the rock

Little Rock is not only the seat of government for the state, it is also the location of the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library.  NOT can be found lurking just above the O in Clinton. NOT wishes this sign was shorter.

Clinton Library Sign


Along with the Clinton's collected papers, there are numerous exhibits of memories of a presidential administration. 

NOT takes in a cabinet meeting:

Cabinet Meeting time!

More Cabinet Meeting

NOT also gets to sit on the edge of a reproduction of the Oval Office.  As everyone says, it's not as big as it looks on TV.  At least you couldn't get cornered there.

The Oval Office

And you never know what you will find on exhibit. In this case the Commissioner's Trophy from the World Series victory of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.  Good thing NOT can't read "Do Not Touch."

Comissioner's Trophy

Little Rock is a duck's town. At least until later in 2013. The Peabody Hotel had featured the parade of the ducks for years, and even featured the ducks painted on the roof. Unfortunately the hotel was sold and the ducks swim no more.

Peabody Little Rock

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Photos courtesy of J.J. Kwashnak
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