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NATCO Among Arkansas Businesses in New State History Book
January 2003

NATCO Among Arkansas Businesses in New State History BookNATCO is included in a new history book about Arkansas published July 1, 2002. Arkansas: Independent and Proud is written by C. Fred Williams, a history professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is published by American Historical Press. The company history of NATCO is in a chapter called Chronicles of Leadership.

The publisher describes the Arkansas book as the story of the men and women who moved Arkansas to statehood and beyond. More than 400 illustrations, painting, drawings and period photographs were chosen by Williams and picture researcher Lynn Ewbank, an archivist for the Arkansas History Commission.

Starting with the Paleo-Indians who resided at the headwaters of the White River approximately 10,000 years ago, the text discusses early exploration, territorial days, and the coming of statehood in 1836. Succeeding chapters follow Arkansas through the eras of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, between the World Wars, and into the 21st Century. The later chapters are called The Land of Opportunity (1945-54), Modern Arkansas (1854-82), and Contemporary Arkansas up to the beginning of the 21st Century.

Closing the book are the histories of many Arkansas businesses and organizations that have contributed to Arkansas' growth and development. Some of the businesses included are: American Freightways, Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, Maybelline, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and many others. NATCO is included in the section with this article.

The book ‘s Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number is 2002105490. The publisher's address is10755 Sherman Way, Sun Valley, California 91352.

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