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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

WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in ...


A pedestrian is in critical condition at a local hospital after a hit-and-run in Little Rock on Friday, authorities said.


Arkansas' first- and second-graders scored above the national average in some areas and below the national average in other areas of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills last spring.


A Jacksonville woman has won $1 million from a $2 Powerball ticket, Arkansas lottery officials said Friday.


A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in Saline County Circuit Court alleges that a recent security breach of the Ashley Madison website resulted in negative financial effects on Arkansas subscribers....


The Outlets of Little Rock ended its week-long social media campaign of store announcements Friday with the naming of 13 more tenants.


LITTLE ROCK Arkansas officials are again suspending a push to terminate coverage for thousands on Medicaid after the federal government told the state to give beneficiaries more time to prove they&am...


Former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison after being convicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.


A self-described Washington outsider visited Arkansas on Thursday and told more than 2,000 people that politicians are overrated.


The state Parole Board's unanimous decision Thursday to implement retroactively a new rule to reduce the number of jailed parole violators means that more than 400 offenders will have their ca...


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