Heritage of Sports

A Look at the Forgotten Corners of Arkansas History Story by Evin Demirel War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock has been the Razorback football team’s second home since its opening in 1948. While no African American played on the varsity Razorback football team until 1969, black fans attended Hog games in preceding years, recalls Wadie…

Buffalo Outdoor Center

By Mel White Mike Mills and his wife, Rhonda, live on the crest of a hilltop near the Newton County community of Ponca, where the view from their picture window surely must rank among the best in Arkansas. Their personal panorama takes in the Buffalo River’s legendary 500-foot-high Big Bluff and stretches eastward to mountains…

Crockett’s Bluff

Somewhere along Highway 153 between Stuttgart and Crockett’s Bluff,  there sits a time warp. By Steve Bowman // Photos by Jamison Mosley [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen visitors are sent back in time is anyone’s guess. It’s possibly on the undulating blacktop where flat rice fields transition into semi-rolling landscape along the White River. Or maybe it’s where a hairpin curve sends…

Arkansas Author Shines a Light on State’s Athletic Past

In an effort to learn about past racial diversity in sports, author Evin Demirel recently published a nearly 200-page anthology entitled African-American Athletes in Arkansas: Muhammad Ali’s Tour, Black Razorbacks & Other Forgotten Tales. “I don’t want to shy away from our past,” says the former-Latin-teacher-turned-writer. “I want to learn more about it, grapple with it and share…

Four Arkansas Lakes Make Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes Rankings

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Four Arkansas lakes are on Bassmaster Magazine’s recent release of the publication’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings. This year, the rankings highlight the Top 12 fisheries in the nation regardless of location. The remaining lakes are ranked within one of four regions (Northeastern, Southeastern, Central and…