On my weekend hiking trip to Arkansas with my dad we found a couple of bonus things. When we were driving down towards Jasper we saw what looked like a town that been completely abandoned, and we both thought it was incredibly creepy! Then, while searching for a waterfall we realized that it was what was left of Dogpatch, U.S.A. So, of course, I had to go explore! I didn’t get very far, but I wish I had when I researched a bit after leaving.
We never did find Marble Falls (the waterfall that was supposed to be right by Dog Patch, U.S.A.) but we did find the Historical Marker from the piece of marble that Arkansas donated to go into the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., which I thought was pretty cool. I hadn’t realized that each state and territory had given a piece of stone.
Our other “fun find” was suggested to us by the woman working at the Arkansas Welcome Center. Prewitt Landing is on the Buffalo River, and the views there are incredible. The bluffs in that area were perfectly reflected in the Buffalo that day.
We went around to the opposite side where we sat on a cliff to watch the sunset, looked at the old bridge and climbed around on the bluff. It was truly beautiful and I am so lucky to be able to have so many amazing experiences with my dad.
Check back Monday for my last post in the Arkansas Series!
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