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Governor Asa Hutchinson Releases Statement on the Passing of Jim Gaston

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the recent passing of Jim Gaston, who operated Gaston’s White River Resort and was a life member of the state Parks and Tourism Commission:

“A great Arkansas character who enjoyed life and devoted himself to our great state, Jim Gaston was one of the pioneers of the tourism industry in Arkansas. His name became synonymous with fishing and the White River. While he will be missed by many Arkansans, he has left behind a lasting legacy.”