September 10, 2010
In 1928, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission built a fish hatchery on the south edge of the town of Lonoke (Lonoke County). At the time, the hatchery was the largest in the world. Today, the Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery contains a total of fifty-six ponds. The hatchery, the largest owned by the state, has also been credited with having helped spark the local baitfish industry.