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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

One in four Northwest Arkansas children live in poverty. That amounts to 26,000 children, enough to fill the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion four times.


BENTONVILLE -- A jury will decide whether Ali Matar Jr. preyed on three of his kindergarten students or is an innocent man who falsely confessed to committing a crime.


ROGERS -- City Attorney Ben Lipscomb resigned Thursday after he received a $253,222 check and signed a settlement that resolves a U.S. District Court complaint alleging his constitutional rights were ...


FORT SMITH -- After six years of planning, coins commemorating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service went on sale Thursday.


BENTONVILLE -- Some community leaders met Thursday and agreed now is the time to begin a regional conversation about how Northwest Arkansas could improve.


LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas House approved a bill Thursday authorizing middle-class tax cuts championed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, including an amendment that repeals only a portion of the 2013 capital-g...


FAYETTEVILLE -- Thursday's clear morning had turned chilly and overcast as dozens of homeless and low-income people in coats converged on Central United Methodist Church for a midday meal.


FAYETTEVILLE -- Friends, co-workers and public officials gathered Thursday at Fayetteville Town Center to wish Marilyn Heifner, the city's first and only executive director of the Advertising ...


BENTONVILLE -- A new loan program will help spur and accelerate rehabilitation and enhancement projects along North Walton Boulevard.


Two Little Rock police officers were injured on Thursday while arresting three men accused of breaking into a vehicle.


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