A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

Arkansas is inspirational.  Arkansas was admitted to the Union of the United States of America on June 15, 1836.  The Natural State is its nickname and the variety of landscapes is representative of its nickname.  The Ozark and Ouachita Mountains  are in the north central and west central parts of Arkansas.  The Arkansas Timberlands are in the south.  The eastern lowlands are along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.  Rivers, lakes, and reservoirs add to the landscape.  This variety offers a number of opportunities for residents and tourists.

 

Arkansas did have a plantation economy and did join the Confederate States of America.  Following the Civil War, it took until the Civil Rights Movement for Arkansas to change its economy.  It now has the service industry, aircraft, poultry, steel, tourism, cotton, and rice as crucial aspects of its economy.  Society’s views on Arkansas residents has shifted as well.  People from Arkansas were seen as hillbillies.  Famous people, including politicians, and the six Fortune 500 companies based in or from  Arkansas have improved the image of Arkansas residents.

 

Variety abounds in cultural opportunities as well.  Festivals, cuisine, literature, the arts, and architecture all contribute.  People participate in and enjoy sports including football, baseball, basketball, hunting, and fishing.  Art and history museums have cultural and historical pieces including  walking trails and five centuries of American art.  Many areas, including caverns, are protected by the National Park System.

 

Arkansas is in the southern United States.  It is the 29th largest in square miles and the 32nd most populous.  Arkansas borders Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi.  Eco regions and climate variations add to plant diversity.  Overall, the climate is considered humid subtropical.  Extreme weather and storms are yearly occurrences.  Arkansas is The Natural State.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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