We're still catching up on Arkansas history around here,
and the next installment in our summer field trips was visiting Jacksonport State Park with some friends.
According to the park's website:
We enjoyed learning about newspapers during the Civil War era and soaking up the beautiful old courthouse.
I had no idea that Arkansas produced such a booming button business from freshwater mollusks!
I think everybody's favorite part of the day was meandering along the White River.
The park has a lovely picnic area adjacent to the camping facilities.
We had rock skipping contests,
looked for shells, and enjoyed God's beautiful creation,
especially the sweet friendships He gave us.