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Exploring Arkansas May 2015


Along the Alum Cove National Recreation Trail in the Ozark National Forest south of Jasper, one can explore not only one of the largest natural stone bridges in the state, but also cave-like rooms in this unique geological area. Maple syrup gathering is something that's usually only associated with the New England states. But, this late winter activity has been a tradition with one Arkansas family for six generations. Utilizing the same techniques and wood that Native Americans used, a Dardanelle craftsman is keeping alive an ancient craft with his primitive bow making skills.