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Recent Stories by Jack Schnedler

ARE WE THERE YET?: Benton built with DIY determination, bricks

posted: 07/19/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Do-it-yourself was pretty much the only way to go in antebellum Arkansas. Local builders had to make their own bricks in 1852 when German immigrant John William Shoppach had his house built in Benton.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Swimming, hiking part of Lake Sylvia's charms

posted: 07/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

On a steamy summer day, a refreshing splash or swim is the best reason for visiting Lake Sylvia Recreation Area, a federal reserve on the eastern edge of the Ouachita range about 40 miles west of Little Rock.

ARE WE THERE YET?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Museum shows us the way we were

posted: 07/05/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Some historical displays at Marked Tree Delta Area Museum are staffed by mannequins. Their presence aims to give a personal touch to portrayal of the past in northeast Arkansas.

Are We There Yet?: Sultana museum in Arkansas memorializes 1,800 who died in river

posted: 07/03/2018 2:04 a.m. Comment 1

The shifting of Mississippi River channels over the past 153 years has left the charred wreckage from history's deadliest U.S. maritime disaster buried beneath a farm field in Crittenden County.

Are We There Yet?: Only in Arkansas: Marked Tree Siphons lift a river

posted: 06/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Among the most frequently misused words in the English language is "unique." It means "one of a kind," not just "quite unusual." To describe anything as "somewhat unique" is as misbegotten as saying that a woman is "somewhat pregnant."

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Mountain Village 1890 transports tourists to the past

posted: 06/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It's debatable how good the Good Old Days actually were, before such latter-day blessings as modern medicine, labor-saving devices and air conditioning. But nostalgia for the past, whether real or imagined, sparks interest in attractions that aim to transport visitors back in time.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Small winery housed in yurt offers taste of the old days in Little Italy — and it's not far from Little Rock

posted: 06/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A winery's tasting room housed in a yurt could be a vision from faraway Mongolia. In fact, this tented structure stands only 30 miles northwest of downtown Little Rock in Little Italy.

Are We There Yet: Pine Bluff home to varied mix of artists, exhibits

posted: 05/31/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

It seems a stretch to think of Pine Bluff, with all its woes, as a city that nurtures the visual arts. But that perception is gracefully rebutted at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas on downtown Main Street.

ARE WE THERE YET?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Huge fish hatchery has plethora of delights for visitors

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It takes only a dollar to set off a feeding frenzy at Norfork National Fish Hatchery, the nation's largest such federal facility.

ARE WE THERE YET?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Hike along forest loop reveals stony wonders

posted: 05/03/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Hiking can take serious effort, the more so when the trail is sometimes rough and sloping. But the huffing and puffing pay off on Pedestal Rocks Loop walk, where the intermittently tough going leads to spectacular geological formations that deserve to be better known.

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