November 14, 1997
The Menard-Hodges Site became the property of the National Park Service and is now the Osotouy Unit of Arkansas Post National Memorial. The Menard-Hodges Site, located in Arkansas County near Lake Dumond, is part of the Arkansas Post National Memorial. It is widely considered to be the first location of Arkansas Post and also a location of the Quapaw village of Osotouy. Archaeological research of the site has yielded many artifacts from both prehistoric and historic settlement of the region. Two large mounds and several smaller house mounds are still evident at the site, as are the locations of nineteenth-century French family farms. As of 2011, the site is closed to the public.