Tagged: Arkansas Icon

Razorbacks: Arkansas’ Team

State pride and cultural identity have become entangled in the image of the Arkansas Razorbacks. If sonic energy were a viable means of propulsion, pigs indeed could fly. (Part of Arkansas Business' 20th anniversary issue.) read more >

Ozark Mountains: Big Business Transforms Land of Hillbillies


A group of entrepreneurial visionaries — Sam Walton, J.B. Hunt, Don Tyson, John Cooper and others — laid the groundwork for an economic explosion that would eventually reverberate through the entire financial world. Part of Arkansas Business' 20th anniversary issue. read more >

KAAY: The Mighty 1090 Gave Arkansas to North America

For a few magic years, for music fans throughout a figure-eight centered in Little Rock and stretching from Canada to Cuba, one radio station was king of the nighttime airwaves: KAAY-AM, The Mighty 1090. (Part of Arkansas Business' 20th anniversary issue.) read more >

Wal-Mart: Sam Walton’s Ideas Reshaped Retailing Industry

Whether the Wal-Mart phenomenon could have developed anywhere else is an unanswerable question. But the reason why it happened is simple: Back in 1950, Sam Walton thought Bentonville would be a good place to raise a family and operate a business. (Part of Arkansas Business' 20th anniversary issue.) read more >

State Capitol: Where Politics Collide

Deceit, incompetence, back-room dealings. More than 100 years have passed since the cornerstone was laid for Arkansas’ State Capitol building. But gazing at the magnificent dome that tops the state’s most recognizable landmark, many people would never suspect the more-than 16-year struggle it took to complete the granite structure. (Part of Arkansas Business' 20th anniversary issue.) read more >

Hot Springs: A Hot Time Can Still Be Had in the Old Town

Hot Springs is an icon of Arkansas, but there’s more to Hot Springs than tales of training camp baseball players loose in the streets, Al Capone’s bathing escapades and Tony Bennett’s first whack at singing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” at the Black Orchid Club. read more >

Christ of the Ozarks: Jesus Is Big Here

The elevation of Magnetic Mountain can’t compete with the Brazilian peak of Corcovado at Rio de Janiero, and its 67-foot statue is not as tall as the Cristo Redentor that clearly inspired it. read more >

Arkansas River: Geographic Divide Connects to Markets


The Arkansas River is one of four waterway systems in the state. The other navigable waterways are the Mississippi, White and Ouachita rivers, and the future of commerce on the Arkansas River is closely tied to the other waterways. read more >