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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. 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.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 22, 2015 1:29 am
SPRINGDALE Josh Duggar resigned as director of a conservative lobbying organization Thursday following the disclosure of allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a teenager.
May 21, 2015 8:10 pm
Much of the state will see showers and thunderstorms this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
May 21, 2015 7:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical...
May 21, 2015 5:44 pm
JONESBORO Hytrol Conveyor Co. in Jonesboro has announced plans for a $12 million expansion that will include at least 36 new jobs.
May 21, 2015 4:38 pm
Authorities are searching for a missing Mount Ida man who was last seen Wednesday morning.
May 21, 2015 4:33 pm
Police have identified a suspect in the robberies of a Little Rock fast food restaurant and a gas station.
May 21, 2015 4:02 pm
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday confirmed he will ask legislators to approve an $87 million bond issue in an effort to secure a defense contract for Lockheed Martin in south Arkansas.
May 21, 2015 3:27 pm
Dozens of athletes and Arkansas police officers began the final leg of a statewide torch run that will end at the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics in Searcy on Thursday night.
May 21, 2015 2:20 pm
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials warn drivers of possible traffic delays due to increased traffic volume and work zones over the holiday weekend.
May 21, 2015 9:04 am
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday night signed a proclamation calling lawmakers to a special session starting Tuesday to consider authorizing a bond issue to lure a defense contract to south Arkansas, ...
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