15 Facts About Arkansas State

1. Arkansas State is a leader in the production of cotton, rice, and soybeans.

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2. Arkansas State joined the Confederacy in 1861, but from 1863 the northern part of the state was occupied by Union troops.

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3. Arkansas State is home to many areas protected by the National Park System.

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4. Arkansas State held the distinction of having a US House delegation composed entirely of military veterans.

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5. Arkansas State benefits from the use of its rivers for commerce.

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6. Transportation in Arkansas State is overseen by the Arkansas Department of Transportation, headquartered in Little Rock.

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7. Arkansas State supports a network of public universities and colleges, including two major university systems: Arkansas State University System and University of Arkansas System.

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8. Culture of Arkansas State is available to all in various forms, whether it be architecture, literature, or fine and performing arts.

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9. Arkansas State has eight cities with populations above 50,000.

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10. Arkansas State held a very important position for the Rebels, maintaining control of the Mississippi River and surrounding Southern states.

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11. Arkansas State is located in Tornado Alley, and as a result, a few of the most destructive tornadoes in US history have struck the state.

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12. Arkansas State is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns.

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13. Arkansas State has many rivers, lakes, and reservoirs within or along its borders.

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14. Arkansas State is the 29th largest by area and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States.

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15. Arkansas State has Sun Belt rivalries with all West Division schools.

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