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Compton, Neil, 1912 - 1999; Buffalo National River (Ark.); Ozark Society; Environmental protection – Arkansas
Letter from Neil Compton, president of the Ozark Society, to Gov. Dale Bumpers requesting his support during the U.S. House Subcommittee on Interior and Insular Affairs hearing to consider the creation of the Buffalo National River.