Little Rock is best known around the world for the crucial role it played in American Civil Rights history, after nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957 but were denied entry causing a national crisis.
Why do they call it Little Rock?
Benard de la Harpe, a Frenchman leading an exploration party up the Arkansas River on April 9, 1722, noted the first outcropping of the rock he had seen along the banks since leaving New Orleans. He reportedly called it la petite roche or the little rock, to distinguish it from a larger cliff across the river.
What is Little Rock known for food?
Little Rock loves its burgers almost as much as its cheese dip, and its hard to choose between outstanding burgers. Best-of lists often include The Root Café, Big Orange, downtown dive EJs Eats and Sweets, food truck Excaliburger and Arkansas chain Davids Burgers (davidsburger.com).