Learn about
The Great Queen Wilhelmina
of the Netherlands.
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Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria was born on August, 31 1880. She was Queen
regent of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1890 to 1948. She reigned for nearly 58 years,
longer than any other Dutch monarch. Her reign saw World War I and World War II, the
economic crisis of 1933, and the decline of the Netherlands as a major colonial power. Outside
the Netherlands she is primarily remembered for her role in World War II, in which she proved
to be a great inspiration to the Dutch resistance. Queen Wilhelmina passed away on
November 30, 1962.

Wilhelmina was so popular that when the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad decided build a
Mena, Arkansas lodge to house passengers. The railroad's investors, many of whom were Dutch,
named the beautiful mountain lodge atop Rich Mountain in honor of Queen Wilhelmina of the
Netherlands, who was to be crowned in September 1898.
The grand opening of the Victorian lodge was June 22, 1898. Wilhelmina Inn was soon
nicknamed the "Castle in the Sky." The Beautiful Queen Wilhelmina Lodge and surrounding
Queen Wilhelmina State Park is considered by many to be the Jewell of Arkansas.

This site is
Dedicated to the memory Of
The Great Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.
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The Queen Wilhelmina Lodge is currently closed for major renovation.
The Beautiful Queen Wilhelmina State Park
and the surrounding
Ouachita National Forest are always open!
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