Sketch of Dwight Mission established by Cephas Washburn (1793-1860), a protestant missionary to the Western Cherokees, near present-day Russellville, Arkansas, 1820.
The Arkansas Creed (1972)
I believe in Arkansas as a land of opportunity and promise.
I believe in the rich heritage of Arkansas and I honor the men and women who created this heritage.
I believe in the youth of Arkansas who will build our future.
I am proud of my state.I will uphold its constitution, obey its laws, and work for the good of all its citizens.
|State motto (1836)
||Regnat Populus (The People Rule)
|State flower (1901)
|State bird (1929)
|State tree (1939)
|State gem (1967)
|State mineral (1967)
|State rock (1967)
|State insect (1973)
|State beverage (1985)
|State instrument (1985)
|State fruit and blossom (1987)
||South Arkansas vine ripe pink tomato
|Official state anthem (1987)
||Arkansas by Eva Ware Barnett
|Official state historical song (1987)
||The Arkansas Traveler (lyrics by the Arkansas State Song Selection Committee, 1949; music by Col. Sanford "Sandy" Faulkner, 1850)
|Official state songs (1987)
||Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me) by Wayland Holyfield
Oh, Arkansas by Terry Rose and Gary Klaff
|State American Folk dance (1991)
|State mammal (1992)
|State soil (1997)
||Stuttgart soil series
|State cooking vessel (2001)
|State butterfly (2007)
||The Diana Fritillary butterfly
|State grain (2007)
|State grape (2009)
||Cynthiana (Vitis Aestivalis)
|State nut (2009)