Julia Hill is a native of Fayetteville, AR, thus making her one of its most famous citizens (well, there's that one porn star, and Joan Hess). Her every move was reported in the Fayetteville-area newspapers. General consensus by the more-liberal-than-the-rest-of-Arkansas population was that California was where folks like her belonged. After she descended, one of her early stops was a speech on the campus of the University of Arkansas, which was a huge hit.