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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

Little Rock has joined a social networking platform that will allow the city's police and fire departments to send emergency alerts, news and other information to residents in specific areas o...


On Wednesday morning, a wreath will fall into the Arkansas River from the Broadway Bridge to mark the end of the 93-year-old span's life.


A review of the Little Rock Police Department's automobile take-home policy will focus on whether police assigned to the vehicles live too far away to respond in a timely manner to off-duty re...


The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is abandoning high-tech pavement stripe technology and using the savings to double its complement of traditional pavement striping crews that it says...


North Little Rock officials have created a Web page to help commuters navigate anticipated traffic flow problems after the Broadway Bridge is closed Wednesday.


For the second time in two months, the North Little Rock City Council will be asked to retroactively waive bidding and approve funds for a purchase after a city department failed to follow proper bid ...


GRAVETTE -- The taxable value of real estate in Benton County increased 16.7 percent after a countywide update by appraisers earlier this year. The increase raised both the tax bill and the ire of sta...


FAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Road Department plans to ask the Quorum Court for about $1 million more than it did last year, even as the department is projected to leave $1.9 million unused in...


Vincent Insalaco, chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, has called for an investigation into the Faulkner County prosecutor?s office for approving a motion to seal a fraud conviction made by Jim ...


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