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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

CONWAY The city of Conway is being awarded a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for the cleanup of a contaminated site.


A second-degree battery warrant has been issued for the arrest of boxer Jermain Taylor in an altercation alleged to have occurred earlier this month at a rehabilitation center where Taylor is undergoi...


Flood warnings will continue through Monday for areas along the Arkansas and Fourche LaFave rivers, forecasters said Thursday.


The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday passed a Senate bill to approve more than $87 million in state bonds to support an economic development superproject in south Arkansas.


A bill that would shift Arkansas' primary election from March to May to align it with other southern states cleared a House committee Thursday after a vote was delayed earlier in the day.


A Craighead County jury has convicted a Jonesboro man of first-degree battery and sentenced him to 35 years in prison, Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said Wednesday.


A portion of LaHarpe Boulevard in Little Rock will be closed next week while crews continue renovations at Robinson Center Music Hall, Arkansas Highway and Transportation officials said Thursday.


A Roland woman was arrested on trespass charge early Thursday after she entered a convenience store, started sweeping and then wouldn't leave, police said.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. The University of Charleston in West Virginia has entered into an agreement with The Lavern E. Weber Professional Education Center at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock.


A stretch of Arkansas 41 connecting Texas and Arkansas across the Red River has closed because of high water, highway officials said Thursday.


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