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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

BENTONVILLE -- Visit Bentonville formally launched its new "brand" with a presentation at 21c Museum Hotel on Thursday.

 

ROGERS -- The Airport Commission discussed changing the airport's name and tag-line to "re-brand" during a workshop Thursday.

 

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County Assessor Glenn "Bear" Chaney has been appointed head of the state Assessment Coordination Department by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, it was announced Thursday.

 

AVOCA -- The Benton Washington Regional Public Water Authority is gearing up deliver more water to a growing Washington County base.

 

SPRINGDALE -- The Jones Center is in a better position to stay open for the long term after closing a campaign that increased its endowment to $50 million, officials said Thursday.

 

BENTONVILLE -- Former Benton County assessor Shirley Sandlin was tasked Thursday with using her 20 of years experience in that office to help fill to soon-to-be vacant post,

 

SPRINGDALE -- Ozark Regional Transit reduced its expenditures and found revenue in December to offset a looming shortfall of roughly $74,000 pointed out in October, transit officials said during a boa...

 

FAYETTEVILLE -- Participants in an anti-abortion protest held in the same place, in the same manner and at the same times twice a year since 2011 were told Monday they could no longer carry signs, org...

 

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday that he has named Bear Chaney as the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department director.

 

LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Legislature has given final approval to adding drones to the state's voyeurism law.

 
 

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