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The Crawford County Courthouse in Van Buren, Arkansas is one of the oldest courthouses west of the Mississippi River. The original one was built in 1842 and rebuilt after it was burned in 1877. The Butterfield Stage Route ran from St. Louis to San Francisco on the main street of the town..Beautiful sculptures of a confederate soldier and a Hebe fountain adorn the landscape..It is an interesting site to visit and gives a glimpse of history. It's clocktower steeple rises above the picturesque town of Van Buren

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Brenda Loveless 11 Oct 2011

great tourist info and pic for Van Buren!

Artist Reply: Thanks lol maybe I should work for tourism department lol

Elaine Cruickshank 03 Oct 2011

Lovely architectural shot, Sandra.

Artist Reply: Thanks Elaine so very much

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 03 Oct 2011

beautiful photo and great history, thanks for sharing.

Artist Reply: Thanks Nelly I have been so busy have to check on your work soon my freind..

LouAnn Knight 02 Oct 2011

Beautiful ! Love these old buildings from so long ago.

Artist Reply: Thanks LouAnn for your wonderful comment

Lorna Skeie 02 Oct 2011

Beautiful. I fell in love with the town and its people. A wonderful, wonderful place that I am going to miss.

Artist Reply: Yes Lorna I am lucky to be close to lots of beauty and wonderful people