Blog

1960 B-47 Crash Over Little Rock Neighborhoods

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Lecture to Present Paper about 1960 B-47 Crash Over Little Rock Neighborhoods
LITTLE ROCK—Historian Travis Ratermann will present his award winning paper "A Living Hell: The Story of a B-47 Crash that Devastated Little Rock Neighborhoods" on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Darragh Center located at the main branch of the Central Arkansas Library Systems at 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. The free event is hosted by the Pulaski County Historical Society.
Ratermann’s paper details the historic story of a B-47, assigned to the Little Rock Air Force Base, that was torn apart over Little Rock on March 31, 1960. The debris field from this deadly incident stretched from Allsopp Park to what is now Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Ratermann will discuss the effect of the accident on both the community and the air force personnel involved. All but one crew member perished as did two civilians on the ground.
Ratermann is the Survey Historian for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, part of Arkansas Heritage, and a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. He has a B.S. in Historic Preservation from Southeast Missouri State University and a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Ball State University. His main focus is on documenting Arkansas’s current and former military installation including: Fort Chaffee, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Blytheville Air Force Base and former Shumaker Naval Ammunition Depot.
The AHPP is the Arkansas Heritage division responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.



Recent Posts


Tags

Walks Through History Conway County Library Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops free history tours Rustic Architecture St. Francis County Historical Society free teacher resources Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 Perry County Arkansas Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola Downtown Revitalization Grants Free Courthouse Poster Camden to Washington Road cemetery preservation Saline County Arkansas Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum Abolition of Slavery most endangered historic places Camden Arkansas International-Style Architecture historic Arkansas properties Main Street Texarkana Benton Arkansas "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Real Estate Transfer Tax Helena Arkansas Tudor Revival Architecture Wingmead Little Rock Central High School Gothic Revival architecture National Historic Landmark Folk Victorian Architecture Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut Paris Arkansas Edgar Monsanto Queeny Civilian Conservation Corps Montgomery County Courthouse Arkansas History Lesson Plans Camden Public Library Booneville Historical Preservation Society Forrest City Arkansas Renaissance Revival Architecture downtown economic development Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Rosston Arkansas Phillips County Arkansas Ouachita County Arkansas Naturalistic Architecture Main Street Searcy Arkansas African American Civil War History Freedom Park Nevada County Arkansas Arkansas Design Network Elias Camp Morris U.S. Forest Service Burdette Arkansas Main Street Batesville Marked Tree Arkansas Craftsman style architecture Forrest City Cemetery Pike County Arkansas Houston Arkansas Ozark Farming Pike County Courthouse Roe Arkansas Newton County Arkansas Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery cemetery preservsation Cemetery Preservation Library Let Freedom Ring slipcover removal grants Arkansas Historic Preservation Doddridge Arkansas Main Street Ozark Clarendon Arkansas Fayetteville Arkansas Barney Elias House Sunken Lands Monroe County Courthouse Skillern House Buffalo National River downtown revitalization Bogg Springs Arkansas Russellville Arkansas Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House Civil Works Administration U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kiblah School New Century Club of Camden Main Street Dumas Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District National Register of Historic free historic preservation workshop Louisiana Main Street program County courthouse Restoration Grants Centennial Baptist Church Monsanto Chemical Corporation Arkansas religious history Tolbert Gill historic resort communities Art Deco Architecture Pulaski County Courthouse Huntsville Arkansas Arkansas Business History Marked Tree Lock and Siphons Dionicio Rodriguez Arkansas Preservation Awards Mississippi County Arkansas Evelyn Gill Walker House 19th Century Road Construction African American education Central High School Neighborhood Historic District Huntsville Commercial Historic District Cumberland Presbyterian Church historic architecture Monroe County Arkansas North Little Rock Arkansas Polk County Arkansas Duck Hunting American Legion historic telephone booth Mississippi Main Street Association Arkansas Railroad History Free Lesson Plan Arkansas Register of Historic Places Trail of Tears in Arkansas Historic Preservation Restoration Grants Flood Control Montgomery County Arkansas Pope County Arkansas Miller County Booneville Arkansas Morrilton Arkansas National Register of Historic Places Sandwiching in History News Release Turner Restoration Rosenwald Schools Henry Koen Office Building Poinsett County Arkansas Delta Cultural Center Arkansas History Arkansas Humanities Council Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Pope County Courthouse Prairie County Arkansas Main Street Siloam Springs Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Burdette Plantation Dr. Ruth Hawkins Madison County Arkansas Historic County Courthouses Leake-Ingham Building Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation Freedmen's Bureau Three States Lumber Company White County Courthouse Destination Downtown Conference steel window restoration workshop 13th Amendment Main Street Arkansas Erbie Arkansas Historic Preservation Alliance Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot Mid-Century Modern Architecture Bogg Springs Hotel

Archive