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Fourteen-year-old Girl Finds 3.85-carat Diamond

After hearing about the 5.16-carat, honey brown diamond found at the Crater of Diamonds State Park on July 31 by 12-year-old Michael Dettlaff of Apex, North Carolina, 14-year-old Tana Clymer and her family from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, decided to experience Arkansas’ … Continue reading

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2.13 ct. Brown Diamond Unearthed at the Crater

Clay Jarvis of San Antonio, Texas, has been fascinated by diamonds since he was boy, when at age 10 he visited a diamond cutting facility in Amsterdam, Holland. Recently, the business and commercial builder was working on a project in … Continue reading

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The Sun Shines Bright on My Old Kentucky Home

Federal Hill is the centerpiece of My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The house has been restored to its mid-19th century appearance and young women guides, dressed like Scarlett O’Hara, lead tours. Built between 1795 and 1818, Federal Hill, the … Continue reading

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12-Year-Old Boy Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds

While traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to spend some summer vacation time with family there, the Dettlaff family from Apex, North Carolina, decided to drive 100 miles out of their way to have some fun at Crater of Diamonds State Park. … Continue reading

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Being Bear Aware

It’s important to be informed about bears and what to do when you come into contact with them. Bears are not tame, gentle, or cuddly; they are unpredictable and potentially dangerous. A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear Don’t be … Continue reading

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Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

Recent media reports detail numerous human encounters with black bears. In most instances the bears became food-conditioned, lost their natural fear of humans, and become a threat as they roamed in search of an easy meal. These bear was either … Continue reading

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St. Martinville: Where Cajun Began

As one of the oldest surviving towns in Louisiana, St. Martinville retains many buildings and homes reflecting the beautiful architecture of days gone by. St. Martinville has become symbolic of the Acadian legacy, holding sacred the history and legends of … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Texas Bucket List

From West Texas to the Panhandle to the Gulf Coast, El Paso to Texarkana to Brownsville, from outdoor enthusiasts to foodies to culture buffs, there’s always something to see and do in Texas. Our Texas RV Travel Bucket List continues. … Continue reading

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Mount Washington Traffic Increasing

New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has the reputation of being “Home of the world’s worst weather”. Severe storms, including snow, can happen at any time of the year. The combination of severe winds, cold, and wetness can exhaust the strongest hiker. … Continue reading

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Vote for Your Favorite Park 2013

A run in the park or a family game of soccer could be worth $100,000! This summer, being active outdoors has never been more rewarding as Coca-Cola kicks off the fourth-annual America Is Your Park campaign. People can get active on behalf … Continue reading

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