Traveling The Trail of Tears-Walking past paths today for a historical understanding

By Nathania Sawyer :: Illustration by Micah David [dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing the path of history can lead down some difficult routes—especially when looking at European exploration, settlement and expansion in relation to the indigenous peoples who lived here first. But, as Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living,” and understanding the struggles of those who…

The Resurgence of Batesville

By Jeanni Brosius :: Photography courtesy of Main Street Batesville When Batesville set out to revitalize its downtown, it wasn’t joking. Tucked in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this beautiful small town sits on the banks of the White River. Batesville’s downtown has grown so much that Main Street Batesville director, Joel Williams, said a…

Create a New Holiday Tradition in Missouri

Take your loved ones on a magical trip to Missouri this holiday season, where festivals and traditions take center stage, and create memories to cherish for years to come. From dazzling lights to family fun, you’ll find plenty to celebrate in the Show-Me State. If you like big celebrations of the holidays, perhaps there’s no…

Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope tells story of 42nd U.S. President

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This month America celebrates the centennial year of the National Park Service, NPS. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the agency on August 25, 1916. Among the national parks in Arkansas celebrating the event is the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home…