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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

Two men died Thursday in what witnesses called a shootout in Pine Bluff, officials said.


The contract for Arkansas head football coach Chad Morris was finalized this week.


A gunman who robbed a Little Rock pizza restaurant Wednesday morning threatened to kill a worker and himself, according to a police report.


Arkansas' Republican governor says he's opposed to the federal government using any facilities in the state to house migrant children who are separated from their parents.


The latest Arkansas Department of Health restaurant inspection reports features observed violations at Santo Coyote, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Istanbul, Senor Tequila, Bruno's Little Italy ...


A former police officer has been arrested on charges of false imprisonment, domestic battery and rape, authorities in central Arkansas say.


A tornado warning that had been in effect for part of northeast Arkansas has been canceled.


A Northwest Arkansas woman has claimed a $250,000 lottery prize, officials said Thursday.


The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reaffirmed its position that lawmakers cannot decide when citizens have the right to sue the state, even as several of the justices wrote separately to raise con...


A 28-year-old Arkansas man lost control of his vehicle and died in a crash Tuesday evening, state police said.


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