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Parade, lumberjack events on the log for Timberfest

The legendary Paul Bunyan chopped down forests with his mighty ax a thousand miles north of Arkansas. But Paul and Babe, his blue ox, would feel pretty much at home in Sheridan this weekend at the Grant County seat's 34th annual Timberfest.

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State park tells tale of Powhatan's heyday, decline

All six dozen of today's Powhatan residents could fit with space to spare in the beautifully restored second-floor courtroom of the former Lawrence County Courthouse overlooking this tiny northeast Arkansas community.

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Fall festival lineup features beans, blues and outhouses

Some of Arkansas' liveliest festivals take place in the fall. Autumn's diminished outdoor temperatures make for more pleasant mingling with crowds of fellow day-trippers out for a good time. Here are some prime prospects, with entrance to the festival grounds usually free, but admission charged for some music and other events:

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Trolley, rail cars a part of Fort Smith's heritage

Not every property on the National Register of Historic Places always stays in the same place. That's true of Birney Safety Streetcar No. 224, which offers Fort Smith visitors a 15-minute ride daily from May 1 through Oct. 31 and on weekends the rest of the year.

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3-day Johnny Cash Festival in Arkansas to commemorate musician

It's still seven weeks until the three-day Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in his boyhood hometown. But it's high time to buy tickets for the headline concert.

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Siloam Springs Museum thoroughly entertaining

You'd expect to find a La-Z-Boy in a family's den or media room. But this La-Z-Boy occupies a place of pride. It's on display at Siloam Springs Museum.

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'Animal Meet Human' art show at Crystal Bridges

This year's headline visitor to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is Dale Chihuly's blown-glass work, displayed indoors and outdoors at the world-class facility blessed by Alice Walton's vast wealth and artful eye.

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119th Grape Festival celebrates Tontitown history

A title character plays only a supporting role this week at the Tontitown Grape Festival. That's the grape itself, now relegated to cameo appearances at this venerable yearly celebration, whose roots date to 1899.

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Compassion campaigns: Arkansas exhibit includes U.S. War Relief posters, memorabilia from World War II

America was the Arsenal of Democracy for the Allied nations battling the Axis powers in World War II. That story -- of eventual victory fueled by U.S. industrial muscle -- is well known. So are the famous battles that led to triumph, from Midway to D-Day and a cavalcade of others.

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Call of elk, Buffalo River lure tourists to Newton County

You can call this elk "Newt." That's the name local officials have given to the antlered statue dedicated recently on the courthouse lawn in Jasper, marking Newton County's self-styled stature as "Elk Capital of Arkansas."