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Old 01-08-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Granted, I only drove through Arkansas, many of the backroads as well. But, Western Arkansas felt like a completely different world. Few people, lots of hills and mountains, very 'out there' in an almost 'Out West USA' kind of way. Sort of, I mean, the driving along major highways for awhile without seeing much stuff all over the sides of the road.

But when I entered into Eastern Arkansas, it felt much more Missisippi Delta through and through.

They felt like really different places, but I've never heard or had a sense from anyone from Arkansas that they were like that. What dyall think?
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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As different as night and day. I have no use for Eastern Arkansas, or any "delta" region in general. I've had enough of endless flat, boring land.

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Old 01-08-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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can't argue with the delta being flat, but boring, well it depends on what you do in the delta. the landscape changes with the seasons and each one is totally different. sometimes, we have years where the landscape is full of 8' to 10' corn stalks in the sping and summer. the roads are almost like tunnels. then some years it is soybeans or rice. but the most beautiful crop to watch grow and mature is cotton. harvest in the delta is a special time to be here also.

some of the best duck hunting in the nation is right here in the delta. some of the biggest deer i have ever seen have been in a soybean field. fishing, we have lakes, ponds, bayous, rivers and the biggest river of them all, cutting right through the middle of the delta, the mississippi river.

can you be bored in the delta? of course you can, i just never have been. if i do get restless for other scenery, i load up and drive to hot springs, little rock, memphis, new orleans or the gulf coast. after a few days of that, i am ready for the delta again.

small town rural life in the delta is different, it is just not a "bad" different.

luvvarkansas, i respect your opinion, i am a little overprotective of an area that raised me, my kids and now raising my grandkids. (and we are all still here by choice)
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Northwest Arkansas
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Yea I unfortunately live in NE Louisiana, and this whole "delta" region is just farmland and ghetto. Boring and uneducated with little opportunity. I can't wait until May when I get to finally move.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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I'm from western Arkansas and I'm finishing up my associates degree there right now. I've pretty much just drove through the eastern part of Arkansas and I doubt I'd ever live there. I might spend a week or two in Jonesboro someday just to check it out.
What part of western arkansas where you in exactly?
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:31 AM
 
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Yea I unfortunately live in NE Louisiana, and this whole "delta" region is just farmland and ghetto. Boring and uneducated with little opportunity. I can't wait until May when I get to finally move.
Interesting. Makes sense, that Louisiana would reflect that same 'feel' along the Delta. So, is western Louisiana significantly different in feel then?
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:34 AM
 
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I'm from western Arkansas and I'm finishing up my associates degree there right now. I've pretty much just drove through the eastern part of Arkansas and I doubt I'd ever live there. I might spend a week or two in Jonesboro someday just to check it out.
What part of western arkansas where you in exactly?
I drove through Jonesboro, and that seemed very 'Delta' to me. Flat, uninteresting, spread-out, etc.

I'm a bit surprised you'd have no interest in eastern Arkansas, but would like to check out Jonesboro for a week or two. Only to confirm your feeling on that, or because you think it might be an exception?

(I'm not making a judgement here, just curious as to the response, as Jonesboro was basically the place I went particularly, along with a few other places east of Little Rock, where I felt WOW this is REALLY different from western Arkansas.
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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I drove through Jonesboro, and that seemed very 'Delta' to me. Flat, uninteresting, spread-out, etc.

I'm a bit surprised you'd have no interest in eastern Arkansas, but would like to check out Jonesboro for a week or two. Only to confirm your feeling on that, or because you think it might be an exception?

(I'm not making a judgement here, just curious as to the response, as Jonesboro was basically the place I went particularly, along with a few other places east of Little Rock, where I felt WOW this is REALLY different from western Arkansas.
Just a change of scenery, its a different city and it would be a cheap vacation.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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I am from south Arkansas (piney woods) originally and went to college at ASU in Jonesboro. I also lived in Helena (mid 70's, when it was still a great small town) and Wynne. I agree that it is a different kind of beauty and I did some fantastic fishing in the marshes and bayous. The only real issue I had living there was the mosquitos in the summer. Those rice fields sure do breed some big 'uns.
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I am from south Arkansas (piney woods) originally and went to college at ASU in Jonesboro. I also lived in Helena (mid 70's, when it was still a great small town) and Wynne. I agree that it is a different kind of beauty and I did some fantastic fishing in the marshes and bayous. The only real issue I had living there was the mosquitos in the summer. Those rice fields sure do breed some big 'uns.
Rice fields? That's interesting. Arkansas is way more interesting and varied than it's given credit for.
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