On to Texarkana

posted by rexnelson on June 23rd, 2020

The trip across south Arkansas on U.S. Highway 82 comes to its conclusion with a nod to the railroads and a stop in Texarkana.

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Crossing the Red River

posted by rexnelson on June 22nd, 2020

We cross the Red River and find ourselves in Garland, the Fried Catfish Capital of Southwest Arkansas.

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From Magnolia to the Red

posted by rexnelson on June 16th, 2020

We leave Magnolia and head west on U.S. Highway 82, passing through Stamps and Lewisville en route to the Red River.

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Mulerider pride

posted by rexnelson on June 15th, 2020

At a time when many other colleges and universities across the country are struggling, Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia has thrived under the leadership of President Trey Berry.

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On to Magnolia

posted by rexnelson on June 9th, 2020

We leave El Dorado and head west on U.S. 82, making our way into Columbia County. The county seat of Magnolia is our next stop.

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Going MAD in El Dorado

posted by rexnelson on March 6th, 2020

They’ve gone MAD down in El Dorado. And all south Arkansas could benefit if they’re successful.

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Arkansas’ original boomtown

posted by rexnelson on March 4th, 2020

Everything changed in El Dorado on the afternoon of Jan. 10, 1921, when oil erupted to the surface from the Busey No. 1.

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From Crossett to El Dorado

posted by rexnelson on February 20th, 2020

We head from the forestry capital to the oil capital of the state as we continue west on U.S. Highway 82.

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From Lake Village to Crossett

posted by rexnelson on February 14th, 2020

We leave Lake Village and soon exit the Delta. We enter the Gulf Coastal Plain and head toward Crossett, the place once known as the Forestry Capital of the South.

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The Delta’s ethnic mix

posted by rexnelson on January 16th, 2020

It’s hard to beat the rich mix of cultures in the Delta. That’s the focus of the third part of our series on the trip across south Arkansas.

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