Okland, Louisiana: Arkansas-Louisiana 1931 Kinship Monument

Erected in 1931 on the Louisiana-Arkansas border by an Arkansas governor who wanted to show his love for both states. Forgotten, rediscovered in 1975, forgotten again, then rediscovered again in 2009.

Address:
Monument Rd, Okland, LA
Directions:
From I-20 exit 93 in Louisiana drive north on Hwy 145 for 0.3 miles, turn left onto Hwy 820 and drive 6.8 miles, then turn right onto Hwy 33 for 13 miles, then continue on Hwy 15 for three miles, then turn right onto Hwy 549 for 15.5 miles, then turn left onto State Line Rd for one mile, then turn right onto Monument Rd.
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States Kinship monument.

Twice-Forgotten State Kinship Monument

The monument commemorates the two states of Louisiana and Arkansas and sits on the state line between the states. On the side facing the road (Louisiana) it speaks about the state of Louisiana, while the other side facing Arkansas speaks of that state. The two ends note 1931 (when the monument was erected) under the presidency of Herbert Hoover, and the other for 1831 under the presidency of Andrew Jackson.

Site is surrounded by a wrought iron fence (seems to be new, did not appear in photos online from 10 months ago) so can get close but not touch monument.

Interesting. Not necessarily worth going far out of the way for.

[J.J. Kwashnak, 06/24/2010]

When we added this to our research wish list, we imagined something... more exciting. Erected in 1931 on the Louisiana-Arkansas border by an Arkansas governor who wanted to show his love for both states. Forgotten, rediscovered in 1975, forgotten again, then rediscovered again in 2009. We will help ensure it will never be forgotten again!


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