Friday, May 22, 2015

Our state of Arkansas is just gorgeous. We seem to have almost all landforms. We personally live in the Ouachita National Forest and mountain area which is on the western side of the state. I thought I would share a few photos of places near where I live.

This first picture is of the Ouachita Mountains. You can see they are low mountains but spaced close together unlike the Ozarks.
Like I've mentioned before we are surrounded by many clear cold rivers and creeks all of which are spring fed. This next photo is of one of those creeks. I don't know the name of the creek but the area is a tiny camping area called Bards Springs. It is near Albert Pike where all those campers drowned a few years ago. This is a manmade dam on this creek.

I grew up in Texarkana. Texarkana is a dual city with part on Arkansas side and other on Texas. I grew up on the Arkansas side. It is a very historic city mainly due to the railroads that tended to meet there. In fact my grandfathers on both sides worked in some capacity for the railroads. There is a street in Texarkana, Arkansas that was a street over from my paternal grandmother's house called Beech Street. Most of the streets in that area are named for trees. I lived on Hickory Street. Anyway, most of the streets originally were brick paved as Texarkana had a brick factory. All have been paved over except for Beech. It is such a lovely street with stately old trees and houses.

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