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Two photo books capture rich legacy of Hot Springs

Books of photographs are like bowls of peanuts: They're both well-suited for nibbling. And you may reach the end of the book or the bottom of the bowl before you realize it.

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Fests revel in edamame, Scots, trains, music

Spring is a prime festival season in Arkansas. The icy interludes of winter are (let's hope) behind us. And the torrid heat of summer lies well over the horizon.

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Pinnacle Mountain has 'spring' activities on water

Given the recent spasms of wintry weather, it's conceivable that Pinnacle Mountain State Park is pressing its luck this weekend with activities labeled as "spring" events.

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Art, blues, Hoo-Hoo: A plethora of museums

The recent blitzes of snow, sleet and freezing rain incline an Arkansas traveler's mind toward indoor fun. A best bet for a winter day trip when roads are passable is one of the state's varied museums of note.

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Exhibits show how once wild river was tamed

Before a network of 18 dams subdued the Arkansas River, the waterway was a raging force of nature that regularly wrecked boats and flooded lowlands.

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Mount Ida has bragging rights as quartz capital

Yes, there is an official Arkansas State Mineral. As voted by the General Assembly back in 1967, it's the quartz crystal.

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Heifer Ranch helps feed Third World countries

Some youngsters from urban schools who tour Heifer Ranch have never been on a farm, or even near one.

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Stuttgart museum rich in German lore, ducks

Journalists are generally advised to keep themselves out of their stories. But I'll assert a point of personal privilege for this visit to Stuttgart's Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie.

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Grant County Museum covers lots of history

One exhibit at the impressively wide-ranging Grant County Museum is kept behind closed doors.

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Nature center, ASU Museum call Jonesboro home

A skeleton of probably the largest animal ever stalked in our hunter-happy corner of the world greets visitors to the Arkansas State University Museum.