Bonne Joseph tablet

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Fol- congres- ! in WIT declar- in con- not Ma m- oi 1 to naa lnriscrim- Ma- the time Gen- to A and re- to last in- Bar- pri- said. "undis- "condi-" ev- by of Rus-recommended determina- TO PLACE TABLET NEAR SPOT WHERE FIRST TENT STOOD Bronze Commemoration of Pioneer White Settler Goes 1 Into Court House A bronze tablet, to be placed in the hallway of the Jefferson county courthouse in honor of Joseph Bonne, or 'Joseph Boone," as he is more familiarly known, the first white man to settle at Pine Bluff, will be unveiled with appropriate ceremonies by the members of the John McAl-mont Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, next week. The day of the ceremony has not been set. The tablet, which arrived in this city, yesterday, wjll bear the follow-ng inscription: "In memory of Joseph Bonne," a Frenchman, who was the first white settler where the city of Pine Bluff now stands. "In 1818 he was interpreter for the United States commissioners making treaties with the Quapaws and pitched his tent in 1818 in this site where the courthouse now stands. "In 1840 there were in Pine Bluff, nine log cabins and six frame houses. One of the frame houses was the "Joe Bonne Taver" at the foot of Chestut street, then called Bonne street." In the lower left hand corner will be the insignia of the D. A. R., and below the inscription, the signature, "John McAlmont Chapter, D. A. R. June, 1920." . In Lower Corridor. The tablet will be placed in the lower corrider of the court house, a place as near as possible to the spot where Joseph -Bonne pitched his tent on first coming to the site of what is now Pine Bluff. A program for the ceremony has been arranged as follows: Opening chorus, "America, assem bly and municipal band. Address, Mrs. W. T. Woolridge, re gent John McAlmont Chapter. Invocation, Dr. J. I. Norris. Bugle salute, "To the Colors." Unveiling the tablet. Life of Joseph Bonne, Mrs. A.- M. Barrow, state vice-regent, D. A. R. Address, Mrs. C. A. Woodward, state regent, D. A. R. Address, Mrs. Frank Tomlinson, ex-state regent, D. A. R. ." Flag salute, school children. National Anthem, band.' , '..' The Pine Bluff Chapter, D. A. R., will be especial guests of 'the John McAlmont Chapter. . I

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  1. Pine Bluff Daily Graphic,
  2. 16 Oct 1920, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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