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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.


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News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Scattered strong thunderstorms are likely as rainfall continues in portions of Arkansas on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.


NORTH LITTLE ROCK ? Just in time for the start of summer vacation, Arkansas highway crews will be closing lanes on interstate highways near Little Rock and Springdale.


NASHVILLE ? The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved an online master's degree program to be offered by UA's Clinton School of Public Service.


LITTLE ROCK ? The Arkansas Democratic Party is joining a list of states dropping Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson's names from their biggest annual fundraiser and has formed a committee to ...


A new travel-related case of the Zika virus was reported in Arkansas on Thursday, increasing the state's total number of patients to five since the first case was reported in January, the Arka...


A bear was spotted in a Fayetteville backyard on West Old Farmington Road and got into a squirrel-proof ? but "not bear proof" ? bird feeder, Jeff Hawkins, who submitted a photo he took of t...


Andrew Rogerson will be the new leader of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Police officers representing departments throughout the central Arkansas region began the final leg of the Arkansas Special Olympics torch run Thursday at the State Capitol, en route to the games in S...


LITTLE ROCK ? Arkansas' highest court says a baby food manufacturer must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent dressing and undressing into uniforms and protective gear.


The University of Arkansas System board has unanimously approved the incorporation of two community colleges.


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