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Arkansas Beauty School

1007 Oak
Conway, AR 72032

General Phone: 501-329-8303
Financial Aid Phone: 501-329-8303
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Central Park historian says grassroots happen on grass - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription)

Central Park is not the largest city park in the world, the United States or even in New York. But New York’s signature green space is the nation’s most famous city park and, says Sara Cedar Miller, its public information officer and historian, Central Park is America’s most influential model for the social benefits of beautiful parks. The Little Rock Garden Club brought Miller to speak to civic groups last week and autograph copies of her book, Central Park, An American Masterpiece (Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2003). As the book explains, the park she has studied for 21 years is not a last unspoiled, wild place saved from an encroaching megalopolis. The park is an artificial structure, a giant garden that only looks natural because it was built using natural items — trees, dirt, plants, stone. “Every water body is man-made. They are like your bathtub. You can turn it off and you can turn it on,” Miller said. “Central Park is really the prototype of Disneyland.” Its 843 naturalistic acres represent a 19th-century vision of order and health-giving beauty designed by idealists Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. They believed that verdant public spaces would encourage and enable a - more available