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Sam’s Throne, in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas

Jonah Goldberg at The Corner has my home state, Arkansas on the list of ugly states. While I will never forgive my state for voting Bill Clinton into office I have to defend at least the Northwest region because it’s breathtakingly beautiful. (and Clinton never won in the Northwest Arkansas region for governor or president)

But the whole state has natural beauty especially in the rural areas.

We have our lakes, our rivers, our mountains, our valleys and our rocks.

“Our mountains ain’t so high, but our valleys shore are deep,” goes an old Ozark saying.

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Sunset in the Arkansas River Valley

Mount Magazine is nearby, the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753-feet and very beautiful.

Southern Arkansas is not bad either.

The north central area is also beautiful.

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Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas

I don’t want to make this post a travelogue but there is natural beauty in every corner of this state.

Surely Jonah jests.