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Wallace Claypool

(1885-1973), founder of the legendary Claypool's Reservoir, prioritized the conservation of a thriving ecosystem for Arkansas waterfowl. Claypool's Wild Acres became a national phenomenon in 1956 when 4 million viewers watched NBC's live footage of hundreds of thousands of ducks in flight there. He was inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame in 2012. Claypool won the 1940 World Duck Calling Championship and was nationally recognized as a conservationist.