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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Jul 22, 2017 7:49 am
A 21-year-old man, warned at age 17 he was not cut out for a life of crime, and a 17-year-old boy who has been a felon since he was 15 have been formally charged with capital murder over accusations t...
Jul 22, 2017 7:49 am
Hey: We were admiring the Broadway bridge the other day from the Little Rock side and saw something we'd never seen before on the Arkansas River. A boat was pulling a water-skier. Seemed dange...
Jul 22, 2017 7:48 am
Jarod Varner, executive director of Rock Region Metro, the transit system in Pulaski County, announced Friday that he will step down after four years in the post to take a job with a national transit ...
Jul 22, 2017 7:47 am
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump welcomed three Pearl Harbor survivors to the White House on Friday, including two who are alive today because of an Arkansas man's heroism.
Jul 22, 2017 7:46 am
Authorities are waiting for forensic enhancements of video taken from surveillance and police body cameras during the June 12 fatal shooting of Newport Police Department Lt. Patrick Weatherford before...
Jul 22, 2017 7:40 am
WASHINGTON -- Life is "strenuous and stressful" when you don't have running water, Benton County resident Mike Frazee told lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday. He described the cha...
Jul 22, 2017 7:39 am
A 21-year-old woman admitted Friday that she used a fake name to pick up $3,720.30 in cash that a man wired from Laredo, Texas, to a Wal-Mart store in Lonoke under threat of arrest by a caller pretend...
Jul 22, 2017 7:38 am
The deadline is Friday to register for an August seminar in Little Rock about Reconstruction in Arkansas after the Civil War.
Jul 22, 2017 7:38 am
Police are investigating after a body was found on a hiking trail Tuesday morning.
Jul 22, 2017 7:37 am
Three children and an adult were transported to a hospital in Little Rock after fire crews in Pine Bluff rescued them from an apartment that caught fire early Friday.
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