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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

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to continue the state's private-option Medicaid expansion program through the end of 2016 cleared two hurdles Wednesday, and lawmakers blocked a sep...


An effort to put Arkansas in line with 47 other states that do not link the birthdays of a civil-rights leader and a Confederate general was thwarted in a legislative committee hearing Wednesday.


FAYETTEVILLE -- Community leaders heard Wednesday how a $2.99 million grant can improve the health of more than 75,000 Northwest Arkansas residents.


BENTONVILLE -- Benton County election officials are preparing for next year's presidential election cycle and the prospect of using a new voting system.


BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College officials are crossing the country in search of ideas for an expansion of their culinary arts and hospitality program.


Sales tax receipts jumped up in Bentonville and Springdale and were up around Northwest Arkansas this month.


ROGERS -- City Attorney Ben Lipscomb had yet to sign settlement papers with the city Wednesday as he disputed the amount of tax withholding from his $390,000 check, city officials said.


Officials hope mediation of a federal lawsuit will put behind them the troubled project to replace the main runway at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.


BENTONVILLE -- Their faces were the only thing visible as the three small girls sat in the witness stand Wednesday afternoon and identified their teacher -- Mr. Ollie -- as the man who had sexually ab...


LITTLE ROCK Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas has been named the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Commodities, Markets, Trade and Risk Management for the new Congress.


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