Hometown, Arkansas

Since January 2015, when we started running our recurring “Hometown” features, we’ve written about just shy of 50 places across the state, the vast majority of which have been penned by writer extraordinaire Heather Breed Steadham. Over the years, we’ve heard stories about everything from a world-record-breaking watermelon to an 82-year-old in Jasper who rode…

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Hometown: Murfreesboro

MOST PEOPLE GO to the Crater of Diamonds State Park hoping to strike it rich when they visit Murfreesboro, but I am old (not really) and decrepit (not really) and cranky (really, truly) and I have no intention of digging for anything—outside of searching my purse for sunglasses on this happily cloudless, Robin’s-egg-blue-skied day. It…

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Hometown: DeWitt

Historically speaking, DeWitt’s been a lucky place. In the early 1850s, it won a place as county seat of Arkansas County when Arkansas Post—the first French settlement west of the Mississippi—became too depopulated and too far southeast for residents needing to do county business…”

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