Arkansas: Images of the Natural State (35 photos)

In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States. Today, more than 3 million residents live in the state’s diverse terrain, from the rugged Ozark mountains to the plains along the Mississippi River. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Arkansas and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.

This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.

A couple takes in the view from Hawksbill Crag at sunrise, on the Whitaker Point Trail in the Ozark National Forest in Newton County, Arkansas.

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