Where in the World: Arkansas

This time round I managed to name all the States, and placed 41 in the right place, Arkansas was one of those I got wrong, so lets have a look at this State

  1. Arkansas is in the South of the US, bordering the Mississippi, to the North is Missouri, south is Louisiana, south east is Mississippi, north east is Tennesse, west os Oklahoma and to the south west is Texas.
  2. It is the 25th State and its nickname is the Natural State and its not for that reason, so get your minds out of the gutter, its because of the landscapes, its name comes from the Quapaw Indians, who the French called Arkansaw
  3. It is the only State that actively mines diamonds
  4. While you are hunting for diamonds keep an eye out for the Southern Sasquatch, its apparently 7 foot tall and 3 foot wide, 300 pounds and covered in hair
  5. Little Rock hosts, an annual world cheese dip championship, logical as cheese dip was invented there in 1935
  6. It is illegal to misprounce Arkansas,
  7. In 1957, Little Rock High School, became the focuse of the world, when 9 African American students turned up to go to the originally all white school. After being refused allowed in, Eisenhower issued Executive order 10730, which meant that the 9 students were escorted into the school by the national guard. You can read more about this here
  8. About half of Arkansas is covered under forest
  9. While Arkansas is one of the poorest states, it is also one of the most generous states
  10. This is Arkansas most famous folk song and was once their State song

Are you from Arkansas? If so say hello

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8 Responses to Where in the World: Arkansas

  1. Carol anne says:

    awesome! I didn’t know anything about this state, so good to finally know something!

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  2. Hey, hey Trina!! Arkansas is my northern neighbor and the only place I would move to if I ever left Louisiana. It is gorgeous there. It is way behind on everything, the cities are not impressive but if natural living interests you, it’s the place to live.

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  3. Thanks for the review. I didn’t know about the diamonds!

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