Arkansas January 27, 2016
10 Things You Can Only Brag About If You’re From Arkansas
The other states have nice things, sure…but Arkansas has bragging rights too. There are certain topics that only Arkansas residents will find boast worthy, and we take great pride in knowing that we provide the rest of America with products and locations that nobody else can beat.
10. We're the Land of Opportunity
Before Arkansas was known as the Natural State, it was the Land of Opportunity. This still holds true today. Other states can stifle or financially limit your talent, potential, or development. Thankfully in Arkansas there's room enough for you to live how you want to and pursue your dreams without going completely broke.
9. We Brought Home The Boot 2 Years In A Row
The Arkansas-LSU college football rivalry has been tipped towards the favor of the Natural State for two years in a row. The Razorbacks brought home the coveted Golden Boot in 2014 and 2015.
8. We Experience Entire Seasons In A Week
All that snow from last Friday is now a memory. Yesterday you might have been walking around in shirtsleeves. That's Arkansas weather for you. If it's too cold outside for you now, give it a day and it'll feel like springtime.
7. I'm Not A Duggar
We're not a Palin either, but we'll leave something for Alaska to brag about. Not many Arkansas residents look at the Duggars of Tontitown (or Springdale if you're going by tax records) as people to emulate.
6. We Have The Best Diamond Mine
Well, technically we have the ONLY diamond-bearing site in the world that's open to the public. The Crater of Diamonds in Murfreesboro is definitely something for Arkansas to brag about.
5. We Have The First National River
The beautiful Buffalo River, extending for nearly 150 miles, is America's first designated National River.
4. Bigger Is Better
Everybody's got to be good at something, and Arkansans are good at being big and bold. Our state ranks first in the nation when it comes to obesity (based on stateofobesity.org stats). Hey, someone's got to be number one.
3. Tyson Provides Food
The world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork is based out of Springdale. Tyson's been feeding you like family since 1935, and business is good. Tyson Foods is the second-largest food production company listed in the Fortune 500.
2. Walmart Provides Everything
Meanwhile in Bentonville, Walmart takes care of literally everything you need whenever you need it. From grocery to pharmacy, the rapid growth and expansion of Walmart put Arkansas on the map---and that's surely brag worthy even if you don't shop there!
1. Grapette Is Great
First marketed in Camden, Arkansas in 1940 by Benjamin Fooks, grape-flavored beverage Grapette has been enjoyed for ages by Arkansas residents. Our official state beverage is still milk, though...
Let’s not forget the awesome low cost of living, the availability of jobs and the diversity of residents here in Arkansas—all brag worthy topics as well. Arkansas truly is the Land of Opportunity; if you want something badly enough here, you put the hard work in and you’ll get it. That’s another thing we can brag about. We’re not shy to work and get things done!