The Outlaw Of The Ozarks

By Joe David Rice Not many Arkansas convicts have been featured in four-page spreads in Life magazine. Nor have many been the subject of a song, much less half a dozen tunes. But Joseph Lytle Hilderbrand was not your usual Arkansas criminal. Sixty years ago, Hilderbrand was transported to the Tucker State Prison Farm in…

Dig In: Fayetteville Roots Festival

Fayetteville Roots Festival serves up authentic music and food featuring local and international chefs By Kody Ford | Photography by Michael Woods, Alicia Bennett and Meredith Mashburn The cultural DNA of the Ozarks has long been subject to celebration and derision. But the authenticity of the region holds an undeniable appeal. As America has moved…

Sugarloaf Mountain in Heber Springs

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Sugarloaf Mountain, a 690-foot erosional remnant near the Little Red River, is a popular spot in Heber Springs. The earliest white settlers called it Sugarloaf because it looked like the shape of the loaves of unrefined sugar in use at that time. That also became…

HIKING ARKANSAS’ Winter Wonderlands

-Chilly temperatures are not a reason to miss the great outdoors when you can enjoy Arkansas’ winter beauty with the right preparations. Outdoor enthusiasts Thomas Wallace and Maura Montez of Little Rock take a rest during a day hike in The Natural State. By Frank Barton :: Photography by Jamison Mosley & Janet Warlick [dropcap]O[/dropcap]f all…