Baseball in Arkansas

posted by rexnelson on April 5th, 2018

Combined with a trip along the Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail, a visit to Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock will give you a sense of this state’s rich baseball history.

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Food Hall of Fame: Take two

posted by rexnelson on March 20th, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Class of 2018 of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame.

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Bill Clinton, Ricky Norton and me

posted by rexnelson on March 8th, 2018

It’s basketball tournament time. That means it’s time to remember the spring of 1980 and a story about Bill Clinton, Eddie Sutton and two Clark County boys — Ricky Norton and me.

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Downtown Little Rock: Some thoughts

posted by rexnelson on March 2nd, 2018

It’s time for a status report on downtown Little Rock. If the capital city is to add jobs in the future, downtown will have to lead the way. It’s the goose that can lay the golden egg.

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The end of the road

posted by rexnelson on February 22nd, 2018

We leave Newton County and enter Boone County. It will be the final county on our Highway 7 trek.

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The wilds of Newton County

posted by rexnelson on February 20th, 2018

Our trip up Arkansas Highway 7 takes us through Newton County in the Ozarks. It’s one of the smallest counties in the state as far as population is concerned, but it has a special vibe.

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Russellville to Jasper

posted by rexnelson on February 14th, 2018

It’s time to leave Russellville and head north on Arkansas Highway 7 to Newton County, the heart of the Arkansas Ozarks.

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Ola to Russellville

posted by rexnelson on February 9th, 2018

We cross the Petit Jean River just north of Ola as we make our way out of the Ouachita Mountains and into the Arkansas River Valley. We’ll spend the night on Mount Nebo and have breakfast the next morning at the Old South in Russellville before heading into the Ozarks.

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Hot Springs to Ola

posted by rexnelson on February 6th, 2018

We head north on Arkansas Highway 7 out of Hot Springs and into the heart of the Ouachita Mountains.

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The Spa City

posted by rexnelson on January 22nd, 2018

The fire that destroyed much of the Majestic Hotel in the winter of 2014 was a wake-up call for Hot Springs. In the four years since the fire, downtown has seem 86 businesses open or expand. As we drive up Central Avenue, the progress downtown is evident.

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