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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

A Pennsylvania man braved the Arkansas heat on the latest stop on his 50-state mission, allowing himself to be doused with an icy mixture of barbecue sauce and pickle slices, all for a good cause.


FAYETTEVILLE ? Police investigated a call Tuesday morning about a man dressed in jungle clothes and carrying a gun, Sgt. Craig Stout said Wednesday. The man was birdwatching, police said.


Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana is suing Secretary of State Mark Martin over the ballot title of a proposed initiated act intended to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas.


A toddler who wandered away from his home Tuesday night was found dead Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.


Jacksonville police on Monday arrested a man they accused of setting his ex-girlfriend?s car on fire.


A Hot Springs woman and her boyfriend arrested Aug. 12 over allegations of abuse involving her 4-year-old daughter, including zip-tying the child to furniture, pleaded innocent to battery and abuse ch...


Helena-West Helena police revealed Tuesday the identity of a woman believed to have jumped from the U.S. 49 bridge on Friday and said another person disappeared from the bridge early Tuesday morning.


The number of Arkansans who had completed enrollment in the state's expanded Medicaid program reached 307,878 at the end of last month, exceeding by more than 50,000 state officials' i...


Arkansas' high school class of 2016 took the ACT college-entrance exam in record numbers but earned a composite score of 20.2, which fell below the 20.4 score earned by the previous classes of...


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