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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

NASHVILLE -- After discussion on handguns on campus, the University of Arkansas System board of trustees voted to again disallow concealed-carry at its schools for the 2016-17 academic year.


The University of Arkansas System board of trustees approved tuition and fee rates for all of its schools Thursday.


NASHVILLE -- The Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be named after its outgoing chancellor.


NASHVILLE -- Beginning in summer 2017, the University of Arkansas Clinton School for Public Service will offer an online master's degree program.


NASHVILLE -- New employees of the University of Arkansas System and its campuses will not be eligible to enroll in the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, or APERS, come July 1.


Dom Flemons, who as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops won the very last Grammy available for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011, took his good-timey post-modern minstrel show to the Oxford Ame...


A rat infestation, structural problems and deferred maintenance at the Governor's Mansion warranted a change in the structure's supervising commission, a spokesman for Gov. Asa Hutchin...


The University of Arkansas System voted Thursday to absorb two more community colleges, raising its number of two-year schools to seven.


Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will be looking for a new road.


The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board chairman selected three other board members Thursday to serve alongside him in leading the search for a new agency director.


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