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9/ 21/1906

Local farmer, John Wesley Huddleston, finds the first diamond at what is now Crater of Diamonds State Park.

12/ 10/1971

Commission action to create park

4/ 16/1973

Act 859 signed to create the park.

9/ 1976

State applies for Diamond Park grant. Grant that will be matched by the state. Plans call for the construction of 50 – 100 “class A” campsites, a new entrance road to be built between Presley’s Rock shop and the Prairie Creek Bridge; a new VIC and extension of water and sewer lines to Murfreesboro.

1977

The Kahn Canary diamond was found. It was bought and named by Stan Kahn of Kahn Jewelers in Pine Bluff, AR. It has been lent to Hilary Rodham Clinton to wear at her husband’s inaugurals, both as Governor of Arkansas and as President of the U.S.

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Crater of Diamonds State Park
Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Road
Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Email: craterofdiamonds@arkansas.com
Phone: (870) 285-3113