The Arkansas Traveler
This Arkansas Traveler certificate represents the friendliness and hospitality that Arkansas extends to out-of-state visitors who have contributed to the progress, enjoyment, or well-being of the state of Arkansas or her people. According to the legend, a tired and hungry out-of-state traveler came upon a humble mountain cabin and found the owner sitting in the doorway, playing an old fiddle. The traveler stopped and asked the man why he only played the first part of the same old tune over and over. The fiddler replied that he didn't know the rest. taking the fiddle, the traveler played the rest of the tune. The fiddler was so happy that he invited the traveler to share in the comforts of his home and to stay for as long as he wanted. Like the fiddler of this story, we want the recipient of this Arkansas Traveler to enjoy our state, to have a nice long visit, and always say nice things about the state of Arkansas.
To All Who Shall See These Presents, Greetings:
Know Ye, That the Governor of the State Arkansas, in the name and by the authority of the people of said State, as vested in him by the constitution and Laws of the State of Arkansas, reposing special recognition for the distinguished accomplishments, does hereby appoint and commission
as an Arkansas Traveler who is here by authorized and commissioned to serve as an Ambassador of Good Will from Arkansas to the people of other states, the people of nations beyond the borders of the United States of wherever this Ambassador of Arkansas may hereafter travel or reside.
In Testimony Whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed at Little Rock, this 6th day of April in the Year of Our Lord, Two thousand.
Sharon Priest, Secretary of State
Mike Huckabee, Governor