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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.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Oct 24, 2016 4:57 pm
Union Pacific's No. 844 steam locomotive, which was built in 1944, arrived at the railroad's train yard in North Little Rock on Monday afternoon to a crowd of around 200 onlookers.
Oct 24, 2016 4:35 pm
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas contends in a new federal lawsuit that Arkansas's loitering law violates the U.S. Constitution's protections on free speech by prohibitin...
Oct 24, 2016 2:53 pm
Both habitual voters and relative novices stood in line at the noon hour outside the Pulaski County Regional Building to cast their ballot fifteen days ahead of the Nov. 8th election.
Oct 24, 2016 1:35 pm
A robber ran away from his victims Saturday morning in west Little Rock after his gun jammed, authorities said.
Oct 24, 2016 12:47 pm
An Arkansas man was arrested on an aggravated robbery charge Sunday after he reached for a knife when employees at a Little Rock Home Depot tried to stop him from stealing a flashlight, authorities sa...
Oct 24, 2016 11:32 am
A Forrest City man won $1 million in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery?s Golden Ticket game.
Oct 24, 2016 11:26 am
Two unknown men robbed a Little Rock hair extensions store of $6,000 worth of product early Saturday morning, according to a police report.
Oct 24, 2016 11:25 am
A man and his wife were able to take down a knife-wielding assailant, who identified himself to authorities as "James Bond," during a robbery Saturday in Little Rock, police say.
Oct 24, 2016 11:07 am
North Little Rock police say a man stole items from a woman's car in a motel parking lot, then occupied a vacant room and tried to lure her inside, according to a police report.
Oct 24, 2016 10:39 am
A Little Rock man was arrested on multiple drug and assault charges after a Sunday morning car chase ended with him being bitten by a police dog as he tried to scale a fence, according to the Pulaski ...
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