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Are We There Yet?: Prohibition behind Spa City park ranger's murder

posted: 06/15/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The bootlegging business boomed in 1927, thanks in large part to the 18th Amendment's ban on making, selling, transporting or importing "intoxicating liquors" anywhere in the United States.

Are We There Yet?: Jacksonport 'Farm to Table' exhibit also pushes manners

posted: 06/08/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

America's national pastime may no longer be baseball. It's probably not football either -- or even smartphones. What unites us these days, as always, in this land of abundance, is the joy of eating.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Sanatorium museum recalls gruesome scourge of TB

posted: 06/01/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Tuberculosis is a rarity in Arkansas these days, with 100 or fewer cases reported each year. But the deadly lung disease was a fearsome scourge here and around the world in 1910, when the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened in the hilly countryside of Logan County.

Are We There Yet?: Clover Bend site a tribute to New Deal project

posted: 05/25/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The Great Depression brought misery to so many Arkansans and other Americans. But hope did gradually revive, sparked in large part by Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

ARE WE THERE YET?: 3 parks preserve artifacts, history of state's first inhabitants

posted: 05/18/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

There are no American Indian reservations in Arkansas. And less than 1 percent of our state's population has Native American ancestry.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Christ of the Ozarks statue is state's reason to stand tall

posted: 05/11/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

In terms of superlatives, it's fair to say that Arkansas generally falls short of ranking near the top among the 50 U.S. states.

Are We There Yet?: Searcy spring fest celebrates pioneer days, nature's bounty

posted: 05/04/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

SEARCY -- The extra attraction at this weekend's Pioneer Village Spring Fest comes courtesy of White County Master Gardeners. Their floral plantings will add radiant color to the Saturday and Sunday celebration of life in Searcy and its hinterlands in the period between the Civil War and World War I.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Remains of sunken resort Monte Ne an Arkansas curiosity

posted: 04/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The fact that Monte Ne is mostly underwater makes it even more of an elusively mysterious attraction than if its ruins were still mainly visible.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Sunrise service, exploration, fun fill weekend at Petit Jean

posted: 04/13/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

PETIT JEAN STATE PARK -- Petit Jean's fictive grave site is normally deserted at sunrise. But the overlook above her mountainside tomb will be populated at 6:35 a.m. Sunday as dawn arrives.

Are We There Yet?: History of Natural Bridge stretches to Quapaw tribe

posted: 04/06/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Timid motorists may wish they could turn around as the narrow paved road makes a steep and sinuous descent of nearly 500 feet. But there's really no place to back up. At the bottom, the attraction turns out to be well worth the white-knuckle navigation.

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