Let it Glow: Holiday Lights in Arkansas

Let it Glow: Holiday Lights in Arkansas   by Caroline O’Connor   Unconventional years call for unconventional light displays, and people and organizations across the state have prepared unforgettable holiday installations. Some traditional events, like Garvan Gardens’ Holiday Lights and Jacksonville’s Christmas Parade, have transformed into more socially distant functions while still offering holiday cheer.…

All Hail the Queen

All Hail the Queen   by Joe David Rice   Here’s a question for Arkansas-oriented trivia lovers. What do Martin Scorsese, Grapette sodas, Hernando de Soto and Camark Pottery have in common? The answer? Camden.   That’s right, Camden — the Queen City of the Ouachita River and the county seat of Ouachita County. This…

Ruff Hotel Building in Searcy County

Arkansas Backstories: Snowball

By Joe David Rice Photos courtesy of Historic Searcy County   Arkansas Backstories: Snowball   America has slightly more than 25,000 cities, towns and villages scattered across its 3.8 million square miles. Only two in this vast array of human settlements are called Snowball. One’s in central Minnesota, about equidistant between Minneapolis and the Canadian…