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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Dec 5, 2016 7:36 pm
Lyon College in Batesville has named a new president to succeed its retiring current leader.
Dec 5, 2016 7:15 pm
A Little Rock man was arrested Friday after authorities say he fled from police in his car and crashed into another vehicle before attempting to run away on foot.
Dec 5, 2016 5:54 pm
Police said three armed robbers entered a Hot Springs restaurant Saturday night, one of them hitting an employee in the head with a pistol.
Dec 5, 2016 5:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK ? Motorists in Arkansas are enjoying the lowest gas prices in the U.S., and those in Oklahoma aren't paying much more.
Dec 5, 2016 4:47 pm
Authorities said a Sherwood man was unsuccessful in both robbing a convenience store and evading police Friday morning.
Dec 5, 2016 3:54 pm
LAKE WALES, Fla. ? An 88-year-old Florida woman who was just two half-credits shy of graduating high school but had to drop out has received a high school diploma some seven decades after the fact.
Dec 5, 2016 2:17 pm
Two Arkansas men were arrested after police say they robbed a pair of women outside a strip club in Jacksonville Sunday morning.
Dec 5, 2016 11:45 am
Back when he was 17, state Rep. Mark McElroy says, he was once hired to drive a school bus carrying cheerleaders from his native McGehee up the winding, ice-covered Pig Trail to Fayetteville.
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