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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

LITTLE ROCK ? An Arkansas judge has struck down a new state law eliminating mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, ruling that it denies individualized sentencing hearings to offenders...


An Arkansas man is accused of raping a minor multiple times over a period of two to three months, according to authorities.


The owner of a free-roaming iguana is sought after the large lizard was seen making its way through a Northwest Arkansas town earlier this week.


GALLERY: Restaurants to come in Little Rock, North Little Rock


A downtown Little Rock Wendy's was left in "disarray" after a break-in early Wednesday, police said.


A teenager in Arkansas is accused of raping a 9-year-old boy left in her care earlier this week, police said.


A Little Rock salon was found struck after an officer overheard gunshots, prompting a chase that lasted until authorities lost sight of the suspected shooter?s vehicle, police said.


An employee of a Little Rock grocery store thwarted a thief who tried to steal a cart of food by first trying to pepper-spray the man, then pulling out a gun Wednesday evening, officials said.


A woman was chased into a common area of Little Rock?s Park Plaza as she tried to steal a stripper pole from a store, an employee bitten during the attempted robbery told police.


A tornado warning remains in effect over parts of Arkansas as storms connected to Tropical Depression Cindy move further inland.


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