We also took a day trip into Little Rock. Checked out a couple of breweries and spent some time at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. This site is where the Little Rock Nine, a group of 9 black students, attempted to attend the recently desegregated Central High School in 1957 and were initially barred by the locals and local police. It drew national attention to the issue. Those were some brave kids. While at the Visitor Center, one of the Nine, Thelma Mothershed Wair , was there signing a book she had a part in writing about the incident so we bought one and asked her sign it. We will give it to our grandchildren.
|7 Hollows Trail at Petit Jean State Park|
|7 Hollows Trail|
|The Grotto on the 7 Hollows Trail|
|colorful Darter fish protecting his mate underneath him|
|Me sitting at the base of a large natural bridge on the 7 Hollows Trail|
|a camp regular|
|Rock House Trail|
|pictographs in overhang include this one of a paddle fish, in the center, and other drawings|
|from inside Rock House Cave|
|canyon rim picture on the BSA Trail at Petit Jean SP|
|these pics are from the Bear Cave Trail area at Petit Jean SP|
|fun area to explore!|
|Cedar Falls Creek|
|bright blue belly on this lizard|
Checked out Stone's Throw and
Lost Forty Brewing in Little
|Little Rock Central High School, still in use....|
Thelma Mothershed Wair signing her book at the
|Cedar Creek Trail at Petit Jean SP|
Above we are looking down on the Arkansas River.
Petit Jean S P is a couple miles down the road on this mountain.
On right "may" be the grave of the legendary
Petit Jean on the Arkansas River overlook.