From Calico Rock to Mountain View

posted by rexnelson on February 19th, 2019

We leave Calico Rock, cross the White River and head south to Mountain View, the folk music and mountain folkways capital of the South.

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From Norfork to Calico Rock

posted by rexnelson on February 14th, 2019

The trip south on Arkansas Highway 5 continues as we enter Izard County and head to Calico Rock.

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From Mountain Home to Norfork

posted by rexnelson on February 13th, 2019

We continue our trip south on Arkansas Highway 5, making it from Mountain Home to Norfork.

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The Baxter County boom

posted by rexnelson on February 8th, 2019

We begin our trip south on Arkansas Highway 5 at Mountain Home, the county seat of Baxter County.

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The new Fort Smith

posted by rexnelson on January 25th, 2019

Fort Smith long was known as a blue-collar town — the manufacturing center of Arkansas. Things are changing in the state’s second-largest city.

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From Waldron to Fort Smith

posted by rexnelson on January 23rd, 2019

We quickly enter Sebastian County as we continue north on U.S. Highway 71. Our trip ends at Fort Smith, the state’s second-largest city.

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From Mena to Waldron

posted by rexnelson on January 16th, 2019

We leave Mena and head north on U.S. Highway 71. Soon we’re in Scott County and the Ouachita National Forest.

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From Mena to the mountain

posted by rexnelson on January 11th, 2019

We continued our trip to Mena and then took a detour so we could go to the top of Rich Mountain. We were in for a surprise up there. It was a winter wonderland.

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From De Queen to Mena

posted by rexnelson on January 4th, 2019

We continue our trip north on U.S. Highway 71. We have lunch at Stilwell’s in downtown De Queen and then make our way to Mena.

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From Ashdown to De Queen

posted by rexnelson on December 28th, 2018

We continue our trip north on U.S. Highway 71, making it from Ashdown to De Queen with some interesting stops along the way.

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