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Arkansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Whether you're a born-and-raised Arkansan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Arkansas Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Janie and Wyatt Jones take you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Natural State. Read about one man's 1957 social experiment in a clothes-minded state, which prompted an anti-nudity law that may be unique in the Western world. Fly along with a Labrador Retriever named Bear, who in 1974 vanished on an Arkansas-bound plane and ended up crisscrossing America...

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Overview

Whether you're a born-and-raised Arkansan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Arkansas Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Janie and Wyatt Jones take you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Natural State. Read about one man's 1957 social experiment in a clothes-minded state, which prompted an anti-nudity law that may be unique in the Western world. Fly along with a Labrador Retriever named Bear, who in 1974 vanished on an Arkansas-bound plane and ended up crisscrossing America before returning home to a hero's welcome.Learn how a famed fowl's rumored return in 2004 after sixty years of apparent extinction caused aflutter among bird lovers everywhere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762748945
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,433,593
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Wyatt and Janie Jones are Arkansas natives, whose love of their home state inspired them to write Hiking Arkansas, also published by Globe Pequot Press. Wyatt pursues his interest in music, art, and natural history, while Janie enjoys writing true crime articles, most recently for AY Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 Northeast 1

Chapter 2 Southeast 51

Chapter 3 Southwest 85

Chapter 4 Northwest 139

Chapter 5 Central 219

Bibliography 286

Index 288

About the Authors 294

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Fun to read

    It was fun to read about all the fun stuf in
    Arkansas. Getting ready to move there. Fun
    to see what we can look forward to.

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