Arkansas

Arkansas Backstories: Glaciers

by Joe David Rice   Photo courtesy of the National Park Service   Glaciers in Arkansas? No doubt most people assume a glacial experience in North America requires an extended visit to Montana, Alaska, Canada or another high-altitude, cold-weather locale. And given climatic changes and ominous reports of the demise of these spectacular valley-clogging behemoths,…

Magical Holiday

Magical Holiday Spots

by Joe David Rice Photos Courtesy of Casey Crocker, Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism   Last time I checked, the powers-to-be in the college football world have scheduled 39 bowl games for this upcoming holiday season. Let’s say you exercise some discretion and catch only around a quarter of them. These 10 games…

Arkansas

Arkansas Backstories: Quail

by Joe David Rice // Photo courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission   Arkansas has a mixed record when it comes to native birds. The enormous flocks of passenger pigeons and Carolina parakeets which literally darkened Arkansas skies were extirpated years ago, and the fate of the ivory-billed woodpecker remains unknown. Yet the populations…

Peel

Peel Ferry

by Joe David Rice // Photos Provided by Casey Crocker, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   Progress is good, I’m told. That may be true, but I still lament the loss of certain features that used to be common across Arkansas’ landscapes. Swinging bridges, for instance, are increasingly rare, as are grist mills. The…