Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
- Includes article on Siloam Springs -
This Encyclopedia was launched on May 2 as an online resource about Arkansas with about 700 articles, but by 2010 they expect to have 3,500 articles. Related articles are linked via hyperlinks, and various forms of media are included, from still photos and maps to audio and video.
The Encyclopedia is comprehensive, but each article in it is held to a strict word limit. My article on Siloam Springs was limited to 1000 words, which meant that I needed to focus on the most significant parts of the town’s past and present. After I submitted a first draft, the encyclopedia editor did an initial edit, then sent the article to reviewers for comment. The editor compiled those comments and returned the article for revision. I revised and resubmitted the article, which the editor reviewed before sending it to fact checkers. I then received the final draft for review, and it is now online. The entire process from the time I received the assignment to do the article to return of the final draft took more than a year.
The web address for the Encyclopedia is www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net. From any page of the Encyclopedia you can either browse entries alphabetically or you can enter a keyword like "Siloam Springs." I recommend the latter because you will get a list of every article that mentions the town, every photo, every article written by someone from this town, and some references that were printed in this town.
You should also browse the entries and the media so you can see the enormous variety of material that is already included in the Encyclopedia.
Take a look for yourself. You can’t help but learn something interesting.
Siloam Springs Heritage Festival
The annual Siloam Springs Heritage Festival is always held in June. It is a celebration of history, community and Ozark culture.
The 2010 Siloam Springs Heritage Festival will be Saturday, June 26.
Details, including vendor forms, are available on the website.
You can also email: email@example.com
Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce
Pauline Henry Memorial
Pauline Henry of Siloam Springs became known worldwide for her work with daylilies. In her lifetime she developed and registered 490 daylilies, many of which are still sold. The Benton County Master Gardeners maintain the Ralph and Pauline Henry Memorial garden near the Siloam Springs Public Library. Learn more about it at http://www.SiloamDaylilies.com