Biscoe to Brinkley

posted by rexnelson on August 2nd, 2018

We resume our trip down U.S. Highway 70, making our way east from Biscoe to Brinkley. The city of Brinkley was once a leading railroad center in the state. The population is declining, but history still hangs heavily in this part of the Arkansas Delta.

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Hazen to Biscoe

posted by rexnelson on May 11th, 2018

DeValls Bluff, a historic town on the banks of the White River, always has had a special allure.

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Lonoke to Hazen

posted by rexnelson on May 10th, 2018

My mother hailed from the Grand Prairie. This part of our state has a vibe that’s all its own.

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North Little Rock to Lonoke

posted by rexnelson on May 3rd, 2018

We begin the trip from Little Rock to Memphis on the old road — U.S. Highway 70 to be exact. It’s nice to avoid the big trucks on Interstate 40.

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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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