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Fishing's Cane Creek's big lure; trails beckon too

The honor system prevails at Cane Creek State Park, where rods and reels are loaned free of charge to folks who'd like to try fishing the well-stocked waters.

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Replica home celebrates eminent black publisher

A visit to the replica bungalow that evokes the boyhood home of pioneering black magazine mogul John H. Johnson's is totally a do-it-yourself tour.

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429 stones honor unknown Confederate dead

Each of the 429 gravestones in the Civil War cemetery on the southeast fringe of Cabot is identically inscribed: "Unknown Soldier CSA." The markers rise to a gabled point, supposedly so "no damn Yankee can sit on them."

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Grim 'Calaboose' stands out at pioneer village

These days, the one-room hoosegow displayed at White County Pioneer Village here would be condemned as unfit for human habitation.

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Blanchard Springs Caverns cool in many ways

On the parking lot at Blanchard Springs Caverns, 230 feet overhead, the temperature on a sultry summer afternoon hovers in the mid-90s.

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Arkansas beaches: Plenty of fun, and no sharks

The folks whose job is promoting tourism in Arkansas know how to put a positive spin on the state's long distance from the nearest seacoast.

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Berryville's three museums cover area's history

Most towns of 5,000 are fortunate to have one museum. Northwest Arkansas' Berryville boasts three, each with its distinctive allures.

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Air museum houses planes, tidbits of history

Older Arkansans should still recognize the name Amelia Earhart, the legendary female aviator who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

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Bentonville museum tells tale of retail titan

A surprising insight at the Walmart Museum is that it took Sam Walton quite a long time to build the world's largest retail enterprise. A quarter-century went by before his business really began taking off.

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Renovated Queen Wilhelmina Lodge reopens

When the first hotel opened atop Rich Mountain as a railway-era resort in 1898, it featured a lavish suite intended for the Dutch queen.