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GO WITH THE FLOW
Let’s be honest: Arkansas summers can be—how to put this delicately— a litttttle too hot to handle sometimes. So we flock to swimming pools and snow-cone stands. We try to stay in the shade or the comfort of the A/C—anything to keep us cool. Heck, we’ll stand in front of the yard sprinkler if that’s the only option available. But when it comes right down to it, there’s something about getting out on the water, out in nature and under the sun, that makes the heat of the summer not only bearable, but downright lovely. And these waters—some of the state’s finest lakes, rivers and swimming holes? Well, they’re pretty super.
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ONCE MORE TO THE LAKE
On the surface of Lake Ouachita, what you see are boats and waves and islands. But many years ago, before the water rose, it was different:Those islands were hilltops.There were towns and generations of people who called those places home. Now, with the exception of a boxy white church and aging cemetery at the end of a long, dusty road, there’s nothing left of the places now 90 feet below the water. But ask the people who used to live there—the people who’ve come to the banks of the lake for 75 years now, the closest they can come to the old home-place—and they’ll tell you they still see it.
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