Calico Rock

Perched on an eye-catching limestone bluff overlooking the White River in north central Arkansas, Calico Rock can claim one of the prettiest settings of any city in the state. Yet this quaint Izard County community isn’t often on the tip of the tongue when Arkansans are asked to name their favorite hill country towns, with…

Arkansas Backstories • Capital Hotel

I’m told there’s no corroborating photographic evidence, but legend has it that during his April 14-15, 1880, stay at Little Rock’s Capital Hotel, President Ulysses S. Grant used the hotel’s enormous elevator to transport a horse to his suite. However, I can confirm that the elevator – at 11.5-feet wide by 7.3-feet deep – could…

Arkansas Backstories • Fried Pies

When I hear the pop song with lyrics that go “If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right,” my strange mind has been known to wander to fried pies. These Southern delicacies are so wonderfully delicious, yet their nutritional qualities are so… well, let’s just leave it at questionable. Not only are the…

Turpentine Creek

by Joe David Rice | Photography by Jamison Mosley Like many of you, I can vividly recall memorable scenes from travels over the years through the Arkansas Ozarks. Highlights on my list would include Whitaker Point on a perfect fall afternoon, the shops in downtown Eureka Springs during Christmas and a low-hanging fog layered over…