Pinnacle Mountain State Park


On May 8, 1874 during “reconstruction” from the Civil War, a major “battle” of the Brooks-Baxter War occurred nearby on the Arkansas River. Known as the Battle of Palarm Creek, it occurred when the Baxter steamboat "Hallie" was captured by the Joseph Brooks forces on the Arkansas River near the mouth of Palarm Creek. Pinnacle Mountain & the Maumelle Pinnacles are in the left background.