This Is What Arkansas Looked Like In 1935. Wow!

We love looking at and learning more about Arkansas history, especially when it’s caught on camera. It’s almost as if we take photographs for granted since they’re so commonplace in the 21st century. It’s worthwhile to cherish these historic photos of Arkansas. Everything had value in days when people had so little. Depression-era photographers Arthur Rothstein and Ben Shahn are much appreciated for taking pictures throughout the summer and autumn of 1935 of Arkansas homes and families, sharing with us a part of the past that absolutely must be remembered. Ready to take a walk down memory lane?

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For those Arkansans who lived during these times, keep sharing your inspirational stories! Generations to come will be eager to know about this bygone era and how strong their forebears had to be to endure nearly insurmountable and difficult situations. The question also still remains: What traits of these strong people still remain in modern-day Arkansas residents? Let us know in the comments below!

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historic photos of Arkansas

November 01, 2020

What are the most beautiful places in Arkansas?

When it comes to beautiful places, Arkansas surely doesn’t disappoint. The Natural State is just chock-full of scenic parks, beautiful towns, and natural areas with views so incredible, they’ll take your breath away. Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs is a charming town full of unique history, picturesque views, and spring waters beloved to hold medicinal properties. For sweeping views, head over to Whitaker Point in Kingston, just be careful on the trail because it is rather challenging and dangerous at points, but the mountain views are worth it. For a safer view, try Mount Magazine, Arkansas’ highest mountain. From the peak, you’ll have jaw-droppingly gorgeous views of the mountains and valleys below.

Where can I find more of the best photos of Arkansas?

Looking through photos of Arkansas can be an inspirational tool for planning out your next adventure. In addition to Only In Arkansas’ Instagram Page, you can also join the Arkansas Nature Lovers Facebook Page, where you’ll find daily submissions of some of the best photos in Arkansas taken by community members just like you.

Where should I go to take photos of Arkansas?

No matter what you’re looking to photograph, you’ll find it in Arkansas. The Natural State is home to countless charming towns, mountain views, waterfalls, and caverns that would make any outdoor explorer reach for their camera to capture the moment. The trails at Petit Jean State Park will lead you to stunning scenery, while towns like Eureka Springs, Jasper, or El Dorado all offer both lovely views mixed in with fascinating history and incredible architecture, great for those on the hunt for urban shots.

Address: Marked Tree, AR 72365, USA
Address: West Memphis, AR, USA
Address: Boone County, AR, USA
Address: Mississippi County, AR, USA
Address: Pulaski County, AR, USA
Address: Zinc, AR 72601, USA
Address: Atkins, AR 72823, USA