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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

About 10,000 Arkansans who receive group-therapy services through Medicaid will be limited to 25 one-hour sessions a year under a rule change that will take effect next week.


The free Rock Region Metro streetcar shuttle over the Main Street Bridge, billed as an alternative to crossing the Arkansas River while the Broadway Bridge is replaced, will no longer operate because ...


Five state agencies will participate in the creation of a watershed management plan for the Buffalo National River with a goal of helping the state leverage funding for conservation projects in the wa...


The number of reported rapes increased at two of the state's largest universities, according to annual security reports published in advance of today's federal deadline.


A 33-year-old Alexander woman was sentenced to 10 years on probation for stealing money from her job while she was on federal probation for taking more than $316,000 from a previous employer.


Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District leaders are planning a change in the selected site for a new elementary school to avoid the possibility of an expensive midcourse correction.


ON THE BROADWAY BRIDGE -- Technically, because the Broadway Bridge is in our town, no dateline is necessary. But beginning newspaper kids are told to find a dateline that's cool to attract the...


Two people died and two others were injured in separate shootings Friday night in Little Rock, police said.


The Arkansas Arts Center has selected five national and international architectural firms to consider for the multimillion-dollar expansion of the center, officials said Friday.


DNA taken from a washcloth inside a cloth bag at Lavinda Counce's home in Bay matched that from the man accused of killing her, a forensic examiner with the state Crime Laboratory testified F...


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