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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

Americans will still see low gasoline prices this Christmas season despite a recent uptick at the pump, analysts say.


Gov. Asa Hutchinson has a suggestion for how a newly formed commission should decide who grows and sells marijuana for medical purposes.


A dispute over fees has led the agency that administers the health plans for teachers and state employees to cancel its contract with the company that administers the employees' health savings...


Rep. Joe Jett of Success on Friday became the third House Democrat to switch to the Republican Party since the Nov. 8 election.


Merry Mahatma: On 65th Street at night certain traffic lights seem to operate backward. Instead of traffic on 65th Street having preference, the cross streets seem to. What gives? -- Observant Bill


The Watson Chapel School District in Pine Bluff must cease corporal punishment, limit out-of-school suspensions and otherwise change the way it disciplines students as part of an agreement the distric...


The Helena-West Helena City Council repealed an ordinance favored by more than 60 percent of voters in November that would have reduced the size of the City Council.


They call him Tup, Blackie and Bucket, the jet-black feral cat that repeatedly eluded capture, leaving Hot Springs residents anxious as he rejected traps baited with fried chicken, baked chicken and t...


The magic of the season twirled, leapt and bounded into downtown Little Rock on twinkle toes in a lush and dreamy production of of Ballet Arkansas' The Nutcracker amid the backdrop of a gleami...


Residents across Northwest Arkansas with serious medical concerns and urgent doctor appointments during snowy or icy weather can ask their city or county for priority street-clearing, although road of...


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