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February 28, 2023

Arkansas Delta Byways received the Regional Tourism Association of the Year award at the 2023 Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Known as the Henry Award, it is named for Henri de Tonti, who helped establish the first permanent European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley in 1686. Called Poste aux Arkansas, or Arkansas Post, it resulted in de Tonti being referred to as the “father of Arkansas.”