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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

An Arkansas woman was killed and three others were injured Thursday afternoon in a collision south of Crawfordsville in Crittenden County, according to Arkansas State Police.


The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is still paying for the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 remake more than a year after the project was completed.


WASHINGTON -- Arkansas Republican politicians expressed confidence Thursday that the state's ballots will be properly tallied, one day after their party's presidential nominee challeng...


Two Arkansas inmates will be allowed to seek new trials because their convictions were based on discredited FBI forensics, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.


CONWAY-- The two guns crime analysts have linked to the killings of a Conway couple last year were taken from the home Hunter Drexler shared with his father on the same day the couple was slain, Drexl...


Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Co. will be the first Chinese company to manufacture clothing in the United States and it will do so in Arkansas, according to an announcement Thursday.


Nearly 100 years ago, wagons and pedestrians could cross the Mississippi River between Arkansas and Memphis on two lanes of the Harahan Bridge.


The 6th Judicial Circuit judges on Thursday stopped the assignment of criminal cases to Judge Mary McGowan, a practice that had been criticized by Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley since it began at t...


WASHINGTON -- The Arkansan trying to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman struggled to raise money during the quarter ending Sept. 30, spending more than twice as much as he received in donations.


After an emotional debate for more than an hour, lawmakers on Thursday failed to decide whether to draft a bill for Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to cut funding for War Memorial Stadium from ...


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