There are two purposes for Comments in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Comments can either add information to aid in the understanding of the entry or add information that provides an alternate interpretation of the historical record.

Information included in this section is not fact checked by the Encyclopedia staff. The author of the Comment is entirely responsible for its content.

With regard to the photo from the entry on the USS Arkansas, I ran across this information about the donation of the silver service:

Also, the State Legislature appropriated $1,400 for the remainder of cost of the silver set in Act 27 of 1919.
Jill Holyfield
Little Rock, AR