The National Register of Historic Places is the country's official list of historically significant sites worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archaeological resources. In Arkansas, the National Register is administered by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), which is the agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage that is headed by the State Historic Preservation Officer. Baxter County has eleven structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of 2002 including the Baxter County Courthouse, according to the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. They include: The North Fork Bridge in Norfork. The steel-deck Warren-truss bridge was built in 1927 and takes Highway Five over the White River. The Cotter Bridge, US Hwy. 62 over the White River, is a 1930 Marsh rainbow-arch bridge. The Cotter Bridge is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The Jacob Wolf House on Highway five in Norfork, a two-story, dog-trot log home which was built c. 1829 as a court house for then Izard County and is oldest known standing structure in the state. The Casey House, a c. 1858 dog-trot structure, located at the Fairgrounds in Mountain Home. Case-Shiras-Dearmore House, located on 4th Street in Mountain Home, is a 1880 Plain Traditional style home linked to prominent local families, including Tom Shiras who, with his brother, built the Baxter Bulletin into the principal news source and editorial voice for the entire north-central region of the state in the first part of the 20th Century. The Davis House in Norfork, located on the SE corner of Wolf Street and Highway Five, is a 1928 pyramid-roof cottage. The Buford School Building on Highway 126 in Buford is a 1936 Works Progress Administration (WPA)-built educational structure. The Old Cotter High School Gymnasium, a 1936-38 structure built by Works Progress Administration, is located on Powell Street in Cotter. The Big Flat School Gymnasium, on County Road 121, South of Highway 17, is a 1938 structure built by National Youth Administration. The Old Joe Site is a c. 1500 rock art site, location restricted.
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