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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Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for two years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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