Arkadelphia to Hot Springs

posted by rexnelson on January 15th, 2018

As we head north out of Arkadelphia, we stop for the walk to what we simply referred to as The Bluff when I was a boy.

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Arkadelphia: Athens of Arkansas

posted by rexnelson on December 29th, 2017

Arkadelphia once promoted itself as the Athens of Arkansas. This college town certainly has a history that can support such a claim.

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Camden to Arkadelphia

posted by rexnelson on December 28th, 2017

We cross the Ouachita River at Camden and continue our trek north on Arkansas Highway 7. The woods are thick here, and the road is narrow and curvy.

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Camden on the Ouachita

posted by rexnelson on December 27th, 2017

The oil boom that began in the 1920s along with the timber industry kept Camden hopping for years. These are harder times economically, but the city still oozes history and Southern charm.

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El Dorado to Camden

posted by rexnelson on December 26th, 2017

A few oil wells are visible as we drive north out of El Dorado on Arkansas Highway 7. Oil defines the modern history of this part of south Arkansas.

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The Louisiana line to El Dorado

posted by rexnelson on December 22nd, 2017

The task: To take Arkansas Highway 7 from the Louisiana state line north to where it runs into Bull Shoals Lake in Boone County. It’s a quiet Tuesday morning as we start on the Louisiana line.

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Maxwell Blade’s Malco

posted by rexnelson on December 15th, 2017

The revitalization of downtown Hot Springs rolls on. Now it’s the fully renovated Malco Theatre and Maxwell Blade’s magic show.

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College football: Week 14

posted by rexnelson on November 27th, 2017

Never have so many Arkansas college football teams played games on a Saturday in December. Here are the picks for this week’s games.

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College football: Week 13

posted by rexnelson on November 22nd, 2017

The Bret Bielema era comes to an end in Fayetteville on Friday afternoon. The picks for this week’s college games are now posted. We’re 75-19 on the year coming into this week’s games.

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College football: Week 12

posted by rexnelson on November 15th, 2017

All four of the state’s Division I teams play games at home this week. Two Division II teams are on the road for playoff games. Here are the picks for the first week of the post-Jeff Long era of college football.

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