Most People Don’t Know There Used To Be Another Diamond Mine In Arkansas

Everyone knows and loves the Crater of Diamonds State Park, but most folks don’t know how the public diamond mine originated. The Mauney House was the first diamond mine for tourists in Arkansas. Let’s learn about John Wesley Huddleston, the “Diamond King,” and his neighbor, Millard M. Mauney.

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