Monday, March 30, 2015
Oh How I Love Thee, Rotary Ann.
Highway 7 didn't exist before Arkansas joined in
In the Ozarks, it was made even worse by the undulating peaks and valleys of the Ozark Mountain Plateau, rocky on its best days and horrifically muddy on bad ones. But because it connected Russellville and Harrison, which connected to other important cities, it became a major route for travelers. Mind you, this was back in the day when cars were still a relatively new invention. There were few places to pull over and have a lunch, or even a break from the road itself.
Highway 7 received its Scenic Byway status in 1994, at one of the last high points of tourism in the area. That happened to be the last year Dogpatch USA was open, and new developments
I try to stop often, and I have many photos of these quick stops. On Spring Break with Hunter last week, it came in very handy. Hunter enjoyed
If you're looking for Arkansas's oldest rest stop or would like to take in a gorgeous view, head up Highway 7. You'll find it south of Pelsor and north of Booger Hollow. Take a few moments and enjoy the view.