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OnlyInArk.com: Inspired by Arkansas for 2 Years


On April 21, 2014, we published our first story on OnlyInArk.com. Two years, 810 posts and 1.4 million page views later we are celebrating the readers, stories, writers and contributors who have made our success possible.

Today we updated the site with a fresh look and simpler navigation. Please let us know what you think in the comments.


Most Popular Story

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The Junk Ranch

Shopping for vintage and handmade items was a very popular topic on OnlyInArk.com this year. The most-read story of the year was about The Junk Ranch, a weekend event on a farm in Prairie Grove. It was so popular, in fact, that Laurie Marshall wrote a follow-up story, Top Things To Shop For At The Junk Ranch.

The Natural State

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Arkansas Signal Trees

Kimberly Mitchell shared how oddly shaped trees in Arkansas are thought to be Cherokee trail markers from over 150 years ago. Other great nature and outdoors stories are:

Arkansas Giants: Champion Trees

Appreciating the Buffalo National River

Bees in Arkansas

Star Gazing

Digging Crystals

Yurts of the Natural State

Arkansas Cotton



Dogtown Life: How North Little Rock Got Its Nickname

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

For the Love of a Pay Phone Booth

Carnegie Libraries

Forgotten Fayetteville



My First Float Trip

World Championship Squirrel Cook Off

Top 11 Absurd Arkansas Laws

Gillett Coon Supper

8 Strangest Arkansas Ice Cream Treats


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Strawberry Shortcake Time at The Bulldog

Chocolate Gravy

Tommy’s Famous . . . A Pizzeria

Taylor’s Steakhouse in Dumas

If you haven’t already subscribed to our weekly newsletter, simply enter your name and e-mail at the bottom of the page. We will continue to share stories of Arkansas people, events, companies, food, teams and places because there is no shortage of inspiration from our great state.

What stories would you like to see on OnlyInArk.com in year three?

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Kristi was born and raised in the Natural State and has lived most of her life in Searcy. She enjoys traveling with her husband and son. She loves reading and learning about a wide variety of topics, drinking pumpkin spice lattes and taking sewing classes. Otherwise, she is managing OnlyInArk.com, marketing and social media at First Security Bank.

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