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Cossatot River

Cossatot River

By Joe David Rice | Photography by Jamison Mosley Mention the word “Cossatot” to a hundred people in the state and ninety-nine are likely to shrug...

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On the radar: 40th annual Lum & Abner Festival

On the radar: 40th annual Lum & Abner Festival

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Lum and Abner was a popular radio show in the U.S. that aired from 1932 to 1954. Chester Lauck played Lum and Norris Goff played Abner. Both Lauck and Goff moved to Mena in 1911 and lived there until their move into show business. In […]

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Travel Arkansas: Paradise on Two Wheels

Arkansas’ backroads are a biker’s dream Top photo: Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville, has raised more than 1.3 million for local charities since 2000. / Photo courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   may not know it if you stick to four-wheeled transportation, but Arkansas is one of the most popular destinations […]

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Boom of antique stores in Mena!

A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. by Zoie Clift, travel writer / Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of the surrounding […]

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