Art Alive and well in the Ozarks! Crystal Bridges art museum in Bentonville coming in 2010 Down home paintings, rugs, and crafts from Mountain Homes Ozark Folk Center
Music Mountain View Bluegrass Festival Mar 12 th -14 th Mulberry Mountain Music Festival Aug 13 th -15 th Arkansas Music Pavilion All Summer
Bikes, Blues, and BBQ 10 years and growing! Over 400,000 people attended in 2008! Over 40 bands played Over 100,000 bikes $500,000 raised for local charities since the year 2000
University of Arkansas Main campus in Fayetteville Established in 1871 19,194 students in 2008
Arkansas Razorbacks 44 National Titles (4 th most in nation) 17 Sports (10 women, 7 men) GO HOGS!! Bud Walton Arena voted top 15 toughest place to play Razorback Stadium voted top 25 toughest place to play
Business in the Ozarks 300 of the Fortune 500 companies are located in Northwest Arkansas.
Wal-Mart Started in 1962 in Rogers, AR by Sam Walton $10,000 invested in 1972 would be $10,186,000 today In 2009, Wal-Mart is the worlds largest company with over $400 billion in sales If Wal-Mart were a country, it would 23 th richest in the world!
Tyson Foods Started in 1931 in Springdale, AR by John Tyson One of the 100 largest companies in America Worlds largest processor of chicken and pork
J.B. Hunt Started in 1969 in Lowell, AR by Johnnie Bryan Hunt One of the largest trucking companies in the U.S. Over 12,000 semi trucks Over 47,000 semi trailers
Sam Walton Born March 29, 1918 Attended college at the University of Missouri in 1936 He worked for J.C. Penny and the U.S. Army before running a variety store in Newport, AR The Newport store led the way for the Walton Five and Dime and then ultimately the Wal-Mart discount store
Sam Walton Sam was 44 years old when the first Wal-Mart store opened in Rogers, AR Sam and, wife, Helen had 4 children In 1992, President H.W. Bush presented Sam with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor