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About ShineOnPB.org:  Shine on PB is an informational hub about ongoing developments in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, with some emphasis on the renewal of Main Street.  This site does not repeat all information readily available in the Pine Bluff Commercial and other sources but rather brings together varied and disparate pieces of information with links and references to the original sources.

About the header image:  This is a 2006 photo of the Jefferson County Court House, 101 East Barraque Street, sitting at the north end of Main Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  Credit for this photo goes to Roland Klose (with license information here).

About Pine Bluff:  Pine Bluff is a city of about 50,000 residents, located in southeast Arkansas and surrounded by agriculture as well as the neighboring communities of Dollarway, Watson Chapel, and White Hall.  It has a mayor-council form of government, with the council formed of eight alderman (two per ward).

Pine Bluff sits alongside the Arkansas River in part of a larger area once home to the Quapaw.  Clear beginnings of the city’s history date back to the 1810s and 1820s, when French and other Europeans settled on a higher bluff along the river; the city was incorporated in 1839 (then called “Pine Bluff Town”), though it was named the seat of Jefferson County several years earlier.

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