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The Battle of Prairie D'Ane ended 151 years ago. But the campaign for the acquisition of the battlefield at Prairie D'Ane continues.
We need your help.
You can help us develop this pivotal piece of Arkansas history and help bring more heritage tourism dollars to our communities.
The Nevada County Depot & Museum raised one million dollars towards purchase and closing costs to solidify the preservation of 448 acres of the Civil War site on the Little Missouri River running along Nevada and Clark counties for Elkins' Ferry. The parcel of land is not far from Interstate-30 and can be developed into a multi-use gateway into our towns and toward other Camden Expedition sites in Dallas, Grant, Hempstead, Ouachita, and Nevada counties. Nine locations in the greater area are part of the Camden Expedition National Historic Landmark.
This is significant because there are only 16 NHLs in Arkansas.
In early April 1864, almost 14,000 Union troops crossed the Little Missouri River at Elkins' Ferry. By the time survivors headed back to Little Rock a month later, they had faced about that many Confederates. These 28,000 soldiers came from Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Wisconsin, and Indian Territory as well as Arkansas of whose descendants are amongst our potential visitors.
Now the Prairie D'Ane Battlefield has become a possibility and an estimated 27,000 vehicles travel I-30 each day and those drivers and their passengers could be potential visitors.
Now that Elkins' Ferry has been preserved, the Nevada Co. Depot & Museum is raising funds to purchase Prairie D'Ane Battlefield to increase public access and awareness of the hallowed ground that has long lain silent beneath the footfalls of the great men and women who have called Nevada County their home.
Please make a pledge or a donation, today! Pass this information along to your friends and family and please pass any fund-raising ideas along to us! The Nevada County Depot & Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
Join us! Be a part of history!
Please send check or money order payable to the Nevada Co. Depot & Museum to:
Prairie D'Ane Acquisition Effort
Nevada Co. Depot & Museum
403 West 1st St. South
Prescott, AR 71857
More information available at prairiedane.weebly.com
Print a membership form. Contributions go toward operations, maintenance of the building, preservation of artifacts, expansion and cataloging of the exhibits, and work on the history of the County.