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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.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette -RSS
Jul 27, 2017 7:05 pm
Arkansas authorities are investigating after a father left his child alone in a car for the majority of an hour Monday evening, police said.
Jul 27, 2017 6:48 pm
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Jul 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Police say a woman tried to rob an Arkansas convenience store armed with a threatening note but was refused by employees Thursday morning.
Jul 27, 2017 5:46 pm
PINE BLUFFS ? A California-based company plans to establish a gluten-free rice flour plant in Arkansas.
Jul 27, 2017 4:57 pm
A 26-year-old man robbed a Metro PCS store in Arkansas and later got into an altercation at a different location in Texas before being arrested, authorities said.
Jul 27, 2017 4:44 pm
A decades-old, family-owned bakery in rural south Arkansas is set to open a spinoff shop to address a consistent demand from residents in Little Rock for its array of concoctions, one of its co-owners...
Jul 27, 2017 3:48 pm
A soldier fulfilled her near decade-long dream when she graduated from an Arkansas National Guard infantry training course on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to do so in the state Guard?s history....
Jul 27, 2017 3:15 pm
LITTLE ROCK ? Heifer International is launching a new partnership that will provide more agricultural information to farmers in Kenya who don't have internet access.
Jul 27, 2017 3:08 pm
A 42-year-old Arkansas man who was found passed out in a vehicle near the entrance to Lake Ouachita State Park was found to be in possession of drugs and guns, authorities said.
Jul 27, 2017 2:59 pm
No one was reported injured Tuesday when a car crashed in Hot Springs, landing upside down in a culvert, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported.
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