A couple of rides from the past and one from the 21st century are in store during the next brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” airing Monday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Quite a few cities across the country now operate trolleys or streetcars, but only a handful are able to offer those rides in original, early 1900s trolleys that have been fully restored. Fort Smith happens to be one of those towns.
The ride in fact, even FEELS like it did back during that era – with all the twists and grinds and bumps and jerks – as one of the motormen explains it to kids, “…it’s not your mom’s SUV.”
The B-29 Superfortress is best known as the aircraft whose missions over Japan helped bring about the end of World War II. Nearly 4,000 of them were built during the war. Today, only one is airworthy – “Fifi.” Recently, she was flown into Fayetteville’s Drake Field by the Commemorative Air Force for a “hands-on” history lesson to the public. What made this flight so extra special was that sitting at the controls was local resident and airshow pilot Matt Younkin.
The new Enders Fault Mountain Bike Trail at Woolly Hollow State Park near Greenbrier has turned that park into a huge mountain biking destination. The trail does indeed get its name from the area’s active seismic fault. We’ll ride the trail with a couple of fellows who designed it, as we take you through more than nine miles of rolling foothills, hardwood forest, and the natural beauty of the Ozarks.