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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

Arkansas sophomore guard Anton Beard and former forward Jacorey Williams pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges of first-degree forgery during their arraignments in Washington County Circuit Court.


BENTONVILLE -- Benton County planners on Wednesday endorsed requiring inspection of septic systems before property is sold or transferred.


BENTONVILLE -- A deaf Benton County man claims deputies arrested him after a traffic stop without calling for qualified American Sign Language interpreter.


ROGERS -- A week after the city opened a new trail, officials are working to rebuild a rest stop damaged by a single-car accident.


BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials said Wednesday election costs for 2016 will be less than the most recent presidential election in 2012.


FAYETTEVILLE -- A major west Fayetteville street connection will give drivers a new way to get to Walmart, Lowe's and other businesses along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.


BENTONVILLE -- Tiger Stadium will buzz with activity Friday as the opening for the CrossFit Mid America Championships kick off three days that celebrate family, fitness and freedom.


The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Pulaski County, in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.


In a statement Wednesday, Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said his 34 Democratic colleagues who supported President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal "bowed to White House pres...


A Little Rock physician and 18 others were indicted in a continuing national initiative to target illegal pharmaceutical drug activity, U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer said Wednesday.


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