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Although sometimes referred to as the Ozark Mountains, the region is a high and deeply dissected plateau. Geologically, the area is a broad dome around the Saint Francois Mountains. The Ozark Highlands area, the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the Black Hills of South Dakota are the only major highland regions in the U.S. between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains. The Ozarks and Ouachitas are sometimes referred to collectively. For example, the ecoregion called Ozark Mountain Forests includes the Ouachita Mountains, although the Arkansas River valley and the Ouachitas, both south of the Boston Mountains, are not usually considered part of the Ozarks.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Nov 23, 2014 9:16 am
One way to lighten the mood at a couple of hundred Arkansas public schools is to send word that thousands of dollars in state reward money is headed to their campuses to be spent in ways determined by...
Nov 23, 2014 8:58 am
The University of Virginia's Miller Center released 47 interviews from the Clinton Presidential History Project at the conclusion of a symposium marking the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Pre...
Nov 23, 2014 8:55 am
Hundreds of volunteers had a hand in making a permanent home for the Eiffel Tower replica that is to be dedicated today in the Logan County town of Paris.
Nov 23, 2014 8:53 am
The Downtown Little Rock Partnership wants the city to establish a district that would retain the flair of the area as more businesses arrive.
Nov 23, 2014 8:52 am
It's not over yet for W.P. Sooie, owner Jyll Latham says.
Nov 23, 2014 8:50 am
As a musician-in-training, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis was urged to maintain her focus while attending the Peabody Conservatory, a division of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Nov 23, 2014 8:49 am
The Sherwood City Council will consider Monday whether to raise the city's sewer rate by $1.60 per month on the average residential bill, to take effect Jan. 1.
Nov 23, 2014 8:48 am
TRADING SPACES? When the Clintons (Bill, Hillary and Chelsea) recently came to Little Rock for the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Clinton Presidential Center -- the events like those a decade ...
Nov 23, 2014 8:46 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is researching 50-year-old land records to determine whether a city-owned Fort Smith event center is encroaching on the Corps' easement along the Arkansas Rive...
Nov 23, 2014 8:44 am
Recycling slogan chosen in contest Keep Arkansas Natural: Recycle is the Arkansas Department of Environmental Qualitys new recycling slogan, unveiled this month.