Little Rock is the capital and the largest city in Arkansas state. The area was named “Little Rock” in 1722 by the French explorer, and the city was incorporated on November 7, 1831. After the American Civil war, the city thrived, and the population also grew rapidly. A water system was created in 1884, and two years later, electricity was introduced. At the beginning of the 20th century, the town of Pulaski Heights was incorporated in 1903. In 1908 the City Hall was opened at the corner of Markham and Broadway Streets. In the 1920s, the Broadway Bridge and Main Street Bridge were completed. Several other buildings and landmarks were constructed, including the Museum of Fine Art, Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock Zoo, and the Boyle Park. The city became a river port in 1969 with the opening of a system of locks and dams on the Arkansas River.
Here below are some historical photos of Little rock city from the early 20th century that show street scenes, landmarks, and everyday life.