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Beebe, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
Population (2000): 4930
Housing Units (2000): 2115
Land area (2000): 4.316535 sq. miles (11.179773 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.316535 sq. miles (11.179773 sq. km)
FIPS code: 04600
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.071378 N, 91.892073 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72012
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Beebe, AR

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Born in 1877 into a well-to-do family in New York City, Beebe studied zoology at Columbia University, then took a job as a birdkeeper at the New York Zoological Society.

Modern deep-water exploration begins with Charles William Beebe and Otis Barton in 1930.

Although they were equal partners, the more colorful Beebe has always received far more written attention.

Although Beebe nearly always gets the credit, it was in fact Barton who designed the first bathysphere (from the Greek word for “deep”) and funded the $12,000 cost of its construction.

On the first dive, in June 1930 in the Bahamas, Barton and Beebe set a world record by descending to 600 feet.

Death at such a depth would have been instantaneous, as Beebe never failed to observe in his many books, articles, and radio broadcasts.

On one dive in 1934, Beebe was startled to spy a giant serpent “more than twenty feet long and very wide.

To his credit, Beebe always told anyone who asked that Barton was the real brains behind the enterprise, but Barton seemed unable to step from the shadows.

That was it--the nest of the army ants, the city of the army ants, that Beebe had studied in the South American jungles and once described to me.

Fellow by the name of Lucius Beebe had it copied for the Thunderbird company from the engine and rolling stock on the little old Denver, South Park and Pacific line.