Ar·kan·sas River (ärʹkən-sô', är-kănʹzəs)
A river of the south-central United States rising in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado and flowing about 2,333 km (1,450 mi) generally southeastward to the Mississippi River in southeast Arkansas. It was an important trade and travel route in the 19th century.
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1880 in rail transport — Events February events * February 9 The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, building southwestward from Kansas, reaches Santa Fe, New Mexico. * February 12 The Tawas and Bay County Railroad in Michigan purchases the Lake Huron and… … Wikipedia