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Are We There Yet?: Gangster Museum recalls when Capone slept here

posted: 07/24/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- The famously notorious Al Capone was a ruthless mobster kingpin responsible for a string of gangland murders and a titanic flow of bootleg liquor during Prohibition. He was also a generous tipper, to judge from memories shared with visitors to the Gangster Museum of America.

Molten majesty

posted: 07/20/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Imagine Arkansas dotted with 30 or more active volcanoes. Then you can begin to picture the otherworldly lava landscapes that cover much of Iceland, making this mid-Atlantic island a paradise of photogenic scenery.

Are We There Yet?: 'The King (snake)' greets Lake Catherine visitors

posted: 07/17/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

If you've never held a snake, a good place to start is by handling Elvis at Lake Catherine State Park.

Arkansas culture shock in memoir of '20s letters

posted: 07/13/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

There's a biblical link to the title of the newly published memoir by Genevieve Grant Sadler, who moved from a comfortable California life to rural Arkansas for seven years in the 1920s.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Where dusty diggers dream of a dazzling find

posted: 07/10/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Hitting pay dirt is a long shot. That's true whether you're looking for the love of your life, buying a Powerball ticket or digging at the only diamond mine in the world that lets visitors keep any precious gems they unearth.

Are We There Yet?: Logoly State Park throws in dash of education

posted: 07/03/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

It's true that "education" pretty much rhymes with "recreation." But can a state park focused on learning also provide a bunch of leisure-time fun? In summer, no less, when school is out and brainwaves are tuned low?

Story of Camp Robinson told in book's 230 photos

posted: 06/15/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

It's unlikely you'll set foot inside Camp Joseph. T. Robinson these days, unless you're involved with the Arkansas National Guard.

ARE WE THERE YET?: New park introduces visitors to Ol' Man River

posted: 06/12/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Almost the entire eastern border of Arkansas runs along the Mississippi River. So it makes sense to finally have a state park focused on this mighty waterway.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Variety of festivals sprinkle across state in June

posted: 06/10/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Festivals of various shapes and sizes abound in Arkansas this month, as organizers aim to get ahead of the beastly hot weather that can crimp attendance at get-togethers in July and August.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Museum tells unique tale of tenant farmers' union

posted: 05/22/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

THE SUNKEN LANDS This is the third of four stories about Northeast Arkansas’ Sunken Lands, areas that literally sank during the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes, transforming verdant forests into mosquito-infested swamps. TODAY: The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza chronicles the story of a sharecroppers' labor union established in 1934.

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