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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

Police are looking for a driver who struck and injured a teen on U.S. 412 early Sunday, according to Siloam Springs police.


Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith and Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde have joined forces to support the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's request...


At 18, Shannon Finley had her life on track.


At its state convention, the Democratic Party of Arkansas on Saturday passed a platform, selected a slate of electors and heard pep talks from candidates, fellow activists and a Hollywood celebrity.


Hours away from her home state of Louisiana, Little Rock resident Kathy Ourso only could watch on the news as streets and houses flooded earlier this month.


Back on May 2, Arkansas lottery Director Bishop Woosley was puzzled about how consultant Camelot Global Services would help the agency accomplish a goal of signing up 100 new retailers to sell tickets...


The debate over a proposed ambulance tax for eastern Carroll County became so heated that it spilled over from the Quorum Court meeting room to a Berryville gas station, where Justice of the Peace Joh...


Rep. David Wallace, R-Leachville, lent his state Senate campaign another $12,300 last month, increasing his total loans to more than $117,000 in his bid to oust Sen. David Burnett, D-Osceola, accordin...


A 450-pound tiger named Izzy was the first patient at the new veterinary hospital at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.


A 43-year-old man told police Friday that he exposed his genitals in front of a girl near the children's section of a bookstore last month, according to a police report.


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