Arkansas Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by razorbacker
  • Local Customs
    by razorbacker
  • Local Customs
    by razorbacker

Arkansas Local Customs

  • reserve judgment till you get there

    many rural people are not well educated, but that does not mean that they are not intelligent, and most have fairly strong views on politics and are up to date on current events. the "ignorant hillbilly" image is quite undeserved. most of the people who live in arkansas, especially those who live in rural areas, really resent it when outsiders come...

  • Remarkable Arkansans II

    More incredible people from Arkansas.Movies and TVJames Bridges from Paris was a film director and screenwriter. Most famous for the movies "The Paper Chase & "The China Syndrome"Alan Ladd from Hot Springs was a popular actor of the 1940s and 1950s. Famous for the movie "Shane.Mary Steenburgen from North Little Rock is an academy Award winning...

  • Remarkable Arkansans

    Here, I've chosen a few of the thousands of people who were born or raised in Arkansas and made extraordinary contributions to the state and the nation.SportsJay Hanna ("Dizzy") Dean was from Lucas. He was one of the greatest pictchers in Baseball history. He played for St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.Brooks Robinson from Little Rock played...

  • An Overview

    Note: photo is from pamphletI learned a great deal about Arkansas while visiting. I found out that Foods are the top product in the state. Riceland Foods out of Stuttgart makes Riceland rice. About six billion pounds of rice are harvested in Arkansas each year. No other state grows more than half that much rice. Tyson Foods is based in Springdale,...

  • Some Fun Facts About Arkansas

    While visiting Arkansas, I discovered some really unusual things. I'll share a few .I had never heard of 'Fried pies" until I came here. It's a favorite Arkansas food. They take dried apples and peaches and fold them into a pastry crust. Then they are golden fried.They actually have The World Championship Mosquito Calling Contest that is held each...

  • Bentonville is the birthplace...

    Bentonville is the birthplace of Wal Mart! I stopped to see the first one: Sam Walton's 5 & 10 in downtown Bentonville. It's a small place, now serving as a tribute to Wal Mart, Sam Walton and capitalism in general.

  • Hunting tips

    If you go hunting (white-tailed deer and wild turkey are quite popular in the Ozarks), make sure you wear the obligatory fluorescent-orange-camouflague. I know, it's an oxymoron. I'm not sure it's effective in helping you hunt your prey, but it certainly helps you from getting shot by another hunter! Also, ask for permission BEFORE going on private...

  • Set Back & Relax, Y'hear?

    Please realize this is the South, and things move at a different, usually slower, pace. Rudeness and impatience will get you nowhere with the people around here. Pointing out how much better things run in (your hometown), as opposed to the Ozarks, is NOT in your best interest for a smooth visit! Adopt a state of mind where you are relaxed and not...

  • There is nothing more...

    There is nothing more indigenous to Arkansas than the King Biscuit Blues Festival held the second week of October each year. Helena is the home of Blues Legend Sonny Boy Williamson. Crowds exceeding 100,000 attend and it's all free.

  • Well as far as I can tell we...

    Well as far as I can tell we Arkansans are nice people! If you are from the north, all I can say is get used to hearing:YA'LL (You Guys), FIXIN TO (Going to), HOWDY (Hi), SCOOCH OVER (Move Over), YELLER (Yellow), WARSH (wash)And remember to just lay back and relax, because we take things alot slower down here!YA'LL COME BACK NOW YA HEAR!!!!

  • You better like folk and...

    You better like folk and country music, Mountain View is the Folk Music Capital of the World. And a wonderful place to sit and listen.

  • A Tip for You Speeders Out There

    While driving in the Ozarks, if someone flashes their lights at you during the day, they're usually warning you there's a policeman up ahead (sometimes there might be an accident up ahead instead). So smile and wave, and make sure you're not going faster than the speed limit! If you decide to extend the favor to someone else, make sure the cops...


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