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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.
Arkansas is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns.


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News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

State highway officials will hold a public meeting next week to discuss plans to widen U.S. 412 in Lawrence and Greene counties, including a southern bypass of the Light community.


A Louisiana man on Friday was sentenced to nine years in prison after methamphetamine was found in his Hot Springs hotel room last year, U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge said in a news release.


TEXARKANA, Ark. A federal judge sentenced a man on Thursday to two and a half years in prison for stealing cash from a federal judge's purse and a gun from a federal probation office.


LITTLE ROCK An insurance company is asking a Pulaski County judge to declare it has no responsibility to pay court judgements against the homeowner's policy of a follower of imprisoned evangel...


A Maumelle High School teacher was suspended with pay Friday morning after crashing her car into a student's vehicle, district officials say.


Construction work will require lane closures on Interstates 630, 430 and 30 in central Arkansas next week, state highway officials said Friday.


A Fort Smith native and University of Central Arkansas graduate will pitch her company on Friday's episode of Shark Tank.


LITTLE ROCK An assistant administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to tour revitalized properties in downtown Little Rock.


Strong storms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible in Arkansas on Friday afternoon and night, particularly "from Little Rock southwestward," th...


Arkansas is a unique state that needs an "Arkansas solution" regarding education standards for its public school students, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday.


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