Arkansas is the first state in the U.S. where diamonds were found naturally (near Murfreesboro, Arkansas). The eastern border of most of Arkansas is the Mississippi River, except in Clay and Greene counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel. Arkansas shares its southern border with Louisiana, its northern border with Missouri, its eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and its western border with Texas and Oklahoma. Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains and these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands. The so-called Lowlands are better known as the Delta and the Grand Prairie. The land along the Mississippi River is referred to as the “Delta” of Arkansas. It gets this name from the formation of its rich alluvial soils formed from the flooding of the mighty Mississippi. The Grand Prairie is slightly away from the Mississippi River in the southeast portion of the state and consists of a more undulating landscape. Both are fertile agricultural areas and home to much of the crop agriculture in the state. The Delta region is bisected by an unusual geological formation known as Crowley’s Ridge. A narrow band of rolling hills, Crowley’s Ridge rises from 250 to 500 feet above the surrounding alluvial plain. Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state’s nickname The Natural State. Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state’s nickname The Natural State. Arkansas is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns.
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Arkansas country singer's legacy lives on through foundation
Apr 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Craig Strickland, country music lead singer for Backroad Anthem, loved people, said his mom, Joanne Craig of Fort Smith. Strickland "was all about relationships," Joanne said, adding that wh...
Third body recovered after boat capsized in Arkansas River
Apr 30, 2017 5:57 pm
The body of a third victim of a boating accident has been recovered from the Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma.
Millage extension vote for Little Rock School District set to begin
Apr 30, 2017 9:30 am
Early voting begins Tuesday in the Little Rock School District's special election May 9 on extending the levy of 12.4 debt service mills by 14 years to help finance a new high school in the so...
$211M set for projects at Arkansas schools
Apr 30, 2017 9:30 am
Fifty-five Arkansas school districts will receive a total of $211.1 million in state aid to help finance construction of more than a dozen schools plus additions, renovations, roofs, storm shelters, a...
Special session's focus health law; Arkansas Works eligibility, U.S. waivers issues at hand
Apr 30, 2017 8:52 am
State lawmakers will consider Gov. Asa Hutchinson's latest proposals to change Arkansas' version of Medicaid expansion during a special session that starts Monday, against the backdrop...
Events that led the district to where it is
Apr 30, 2017 8:20 am
The Little Rock School District is asking in a May 9 special election for voters to approve a 14-year extension of 12.4 mills of its overall 46.4 mill property tax rate. Below are key events over rece...
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Apr 30, 2017 8:11 am
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Fly's Eye Dome falls into place at Crystal Bridges
Apr 30, 2017 8:01 am
Jennifer De Martino was a little concerned when it was time to put the cap of Buckminster Fuller's Fly's Eye Dome in place at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art earlier this month.
Puzzle day to include author talk
Apr 30, 2017 7:59 am
MANY A CROSSWORD SPOKEN: The Central Arkansas Library System's Literary Festival continues today with Arkansas Puzzle Day at the Clinton School of Public Service. Deb Amlen, columnist and edit...
Permit denial sinks plans for property
Apr 30, 2017 7:57 am
Last spring, Wesley Snodgrass and his wife, K.C. Cagle, purchased 90 acres in northwest Pulaski County near the Wye Mountain neighborhood on Arkansas 113.
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