October 31, 1985
The Menard-Hodges Site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Menard-Hodges Site, located in Arkansas County near Lake Dumond, is part of the Arkansas Post National Memorial. It is widely considered to have been the first location of Arkansas Post and also a location of the Quapaw village Osotouy. Recent research indicates that the site is part of the historic eighteenth-century landscape, but the precise location of the village and post have yet to be pinpointed. Two large mounds and several smaller house mounds are still evident at the site, as are the locations of nineteenth-century French family farms. The site is closed to the public.