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Exploring Arkansas August 2016

The term "plein air" is the painting of life in the open air out in nature. Plein air artists from around the country gathered in Eureka Springs for the first annual Plein Air Festival.Bear Creek Lake is a pristine storybook setting located in the St. Francis National Forest north of Helena. The lake offers not only scenic views but an abundance of great fishing for big bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish. It's called The Forgotten Tragedy - the Sultana Mississippi River steamboat disaster of April 27, 1865 near Marion, Arkansas - the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history - more perished than in the Titanic. When an "addition" was added to Parachute Inn in Walnut Ridge in 2005, the restaurant took on a whole new dining experience - tray tables are down in this Boeing 737 jetliner.