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- The world’s second cotton gin was built here, as was the world’s first cotton-flavored gin distillery. Both are still in operation.
- In 1912, crude oil shot up from the geyser in Fuh Lake, poisoning the natural reservoir, decimating Arkansas’ endangered brown pelican population, and providing a revenue stream for many residents.
- Al Gore first tested the internet here, and the city has never upgraded (the internet’s phone towers were built with an indestructible metal that gets pretty slippery, so everyone who has tried to climb them has fallen and died).
- Local resident Jim Skee made a fortune off the 1970’s skee-ball boom. Sadly, Jim lost all of his earnings when he founded and gambled on a professional skee-ball league in Jonathanville (ProSBJ).
- Mostly speculative in nature, Jonathan County holds the nation’s last fully operational cock-fighting stadium/exclusively Pug-breed dog racetrack.
- Jonathanville used to have one of the state’s most fertile timber fields, but that changed after the 1987 visit of Arkansas’ Travelling Termite Circus.
- The most coveted jobs in town are at the good Walmart.
- Jonathan County has 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and half a high school (R.I.P. to those who were on the top floor that day).
- Residents who wish to attend an accredited university must leave town, and never return. Vocational students, on the other hand, have over 60 local options.
- Nearby towns have more traditional schools available, so Jonathanville kids commute when necessary to Alma and Little Rock. The nearest major college is Dobb Jodes University, which is an Authentic Christian College (ACC).
- Jonathanville has hills, plains, mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys, quarries, springs, fields, farms, beaches, forests, a desert, 8 Walmarts and a Vanilla Sky-only movie theater.
- The population of Jonathanville is currently estimated to be between 700 and 24,000 people, with a confirmed 1.3 million animals (wild and domesticated).