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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
Jun 29, 2016 6:20 pm
Bacteria from a large amount of goose droppings is believed to be behind the closure of a swim beach in Heber Springs, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Jun 29, 2016 5:57 pm
Nearly 50 dogs, many in need of urgent veterinary care after living in deplorable conditions, were rescued Wednesday from a Jefferson County home, according to the sheriff?s office.
Jun 29, 2016 3:08 pm
A reality show mountaineer living off the land in north-central Arkansas has made his debut on the History Channel's "Mountain Men."
Jun 29, 2016 2:46 pm
CONWAY ? Lawyers for the family of a woman who died in Michael Morton?s Greenbrier nursing home on Wednesday filed court documents aimed at keeping a corruption lawsuit against nursing-home owner Mich...
Jun 29, 2016 12:52 pm
Both directions of traffic are now open more than an hour after Interstate 40 lanes were shut after a tanker fire.
Jun 29, 2016 10:58 am
NEW YORK ? Wal-Mart is trying to get a jump on Amazon's second annual sales bonanza.
Jun 29, 2016 10:02 am
JONESBORO ? Arkansas State will get new turf on its football field after floodwaters damaged the field in May.
Jun 29, 2016 7:00 am
Police on Tuesday arrested a teenager accused of abducting and robbing another teen in downtown Little Rock last month.
Jun 29, 2016 6:45 am
The Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville on Tuesday announced the establishment of a $250 million building initiative to give charter schools in Little Rock and other U.S. cities access to funding ...
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