On Saturday, May 25, 1918, a major "first" occurred in Clark County--- it was the first time an airplane landed at Arkadelphia. Several thousand people gathered to watch the event. The plane arrived from Eberts Training Field near Lonoke. To the amazement of those seeing an airplane for the first time, the pilots, who were being trained for military service, performed many stunts that might be used in combat situations.
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Richter, Wendy Bradley, "Thousands watch as plane lands in Arkadelphia" (2016). Articles. 164.